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Air Commodore Ivor Percival Alexander

Service No 8430 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 23 Apr 1943
Date Commissioned 18 Apr 1964 Course 88 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Apr 1997
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 05 Mar 1984Gp Capt : 02 May 1987Acting Air Cmde : 22 Jun 1992Air Cmde : 18 Aug 1992
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
05 Jan 1981 - 03 Jul 1983Wg CdrNo.181 FlightHindon Commanding Officer
01 Aug 1988 - 28 Apr 1991Gp CaptNo.11 Squadron Commanding Officer
03 Jan 1994 - 15 Sep 1996Air Cmde12 WingChandigarh Air Officer Commanding
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeIvor Percival Alexander8430 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1997Announced 26 Jan 1997
Details :

Air Commodore Ivor Percival Alexander was commissioned on 18 Apr 64 as a transport Pilot. He has held various important Command and Staff appointments which include the command of a transport Squadron, an Air Defence Radar Unit and an Electronic Intelligence Flight.

A graduate of college of Defence Management, he was also the first Air Commodore (Air Borne Operations) at the Army Training Command.

Air Cmde IP Alexander was appointed the Air Officer Commanding of Air Force Station Chandigarh on 03 Jan 94. He has been instrumental in indigenizing the role equipment for the Mi­26 helicopters which included rollers for the cargo compartment, underslung container and figment of a new advanced radar. This not only enhanced the operational employability of the aircraft but also reduced turn around time resulting in better utilization of aircraft. As a result, the aircrew could undertake larger number of missions and improve upon their operational training status.

Under his dynamic command, the air maintenance task for 94-95 and 95-96 was exceeded by 432 and 517 tonnes respectively. At a time when spares availability was at its lowest he achieved 100% serviceability on the ageing fleets of MiG-21, AN-32 and IL-76 aircraft for durations varying from 7 to 100 days. With his determined effort he was successful in clearing the vegetation on both sides of the runway in record time thereby reducing bird hits, a major hazard to flight safety.

Air Commodore Ivor Percival Alexander has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19970126