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Group Captain Anant Gopal Bewoor

Service No & Branch 9718 F(P) Stream :Transport
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 Oct 1965 Course: 94 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1993 Voluntary Retirement Flying Hours : 4807 Nick Name : Bever
Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A2
Remarks :
Aircraft Flown: C-119| C-46 | AN-12 | AN-24 | IL-76
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Gp Capt : 12 Oct 1988
Training and Other Courses Attended
26 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 196456 APFIC (Flt Lt) - 10 Jun 197333 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 26 Nov 1977
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

03 Aug 1964 - 06 Dec 1964Flt CdtPilot Training EstablishmentAllahabad Flt Cdt
14 Dec 1964 - 06 Mar 1965Flt CdtAir Force Flying CollegeJodhpur Flt Cdt
18 Apr 1965 - 16 May 1965Flt CdtAir Force Technical CollegeJalahalli Flt Cdt
17 May 1965 - 31 Oct 1965Flt CdtTransport Training WingBegumpet Flt Cdt
17 Oct 1965 - 26 Jun 1966Plt OffrNo.19 SquadronAgra Squadron Pilot
26 Jun 1966 - 03 Jan 1973Flt LtAviation Research Center Squadron Pilot
11 Jun 1973 - 01 Jan 1975Flt LtElementary Flying SchoolBidar Flying Instructor
02 Jan 1975 - 31 Mar 1975Flt LtNo.44 SquadronChandigarh Squadron Pilot
01 Apr 1975 - 30 Aug 1976Flt LtNo.25 SquadronChandigarh Squadron Pilot
31 Aug 1976 - 14 Jan 1977Flt LtNo.44 SquadronChandigarh Squadron Pilot
22 Nov 1977 - 30 Apr 1978Sqn LdrNo.44 SquadronChandigarh Squadron Pilot
01 May 1978 - 09 Apr 1980Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi ADPO-5
10 Apr 1980 - 30 Apr 1982Sqn LdrIraq AFIraq Flying Instructor
01 May 1982 - 25 Jun 1984Sqn LdrAircrew Examination BoardHindan Flight Commander A Flt
26 Jun 1984 - 16 Jan 1985Wg CdrUSSRMoscow IL-76 Conversion
17 Jan 1985 - 10 Mar 1985Wg CdrAircrew Examination BoardHindan Flying Examiner
11 Mar 1985 - 01 Jun 1986Wg CdrNo.44 SquadronAgra Flight Commander
02 Jun 1986 - 27 Sep 1987Wg Cdr2 WingLohegaon (Pune) SFSIO
01 Oct 1987 - 22 Oct 1989Gp CaptNo.44 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
24 Oct 1989 - 19 Dec 1992Gp CaptDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Senior Instructor
20 Dec 1992 - 30 Nov 1993Gp Capt3 WingPalam (Delhi) Chief Operations Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Gp CaptAnant Gopal Bewoor9718 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1990
Details :

Group Captain Anant Gopal Bewoor was commissioned in Oct 65. An officer with exceptional professional competence and vast instructional experience, he has to his credit 4680 hrs of accident-free flying on mainly heavy transport and trainer aircraft.

On assuming command of the Gajraj Squadron on 01 Oct 87, he so streamlined all the squadron operations through suitable delegation of authority that within weeks of his taking charge, it was transformed into an extremely potent force. The squadron's contributions in the massive airlift of men and material of the Indian Peace Keeping Force to Sri Lanka, rescue mission in air of the besieged President of Maldives and an emergency relief mission to Armenia in Nov/ Dec 88 are vivid testimony to his leadership and organizational competence.

For his outstanding leadership and professionalism, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Gp Capt Anant Gopal Bewoor.

Unit : 44 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1990 - No.38-Pres/90 dated 26th January 1990

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