Air Force Central Medical Establishment

Date Raised : 1947-08-15 Location : New Delhi
RAF Central Medical Board (RAFCMB) was established at Lahore in 1940, to conduct the medical examination and assessment of aircrew for flying fitness. Sqn Ldr WG Herald was the first President.Flt Lt AY Alurkar was the first Indian officer to be posted to the Board in 1941.The Board was shifted to Delhi in July 1942. The RAFCMB was shifted to Delhi in July 1942 and taken over by RIAF on 15 Aug 1947 with then Wg Cdr Alurkar as President and Flt Lt JR Kumar as member. The Board was renamed as RIAF Central Medical Board (RIAFCMB) wef 1 April 1948 and subseuqently became IAF Central Medical board (IAFCMB). W.e.f 1 Apr 58 this Units was further, designated as AF Central Medical Establishment (AFCME). In 1969, the Board moved from AFND to Subroto Park.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
15 Aug 47 to 08 Dec 50Wing Commander Madhav Yashwant Alurkar1720 MEDPresidentDelhi
09 Dec 50 to 22 Sep 52Wing Commander Barada Kanta Bhadury1762 MEDPresidentDelhi
06 Dec 52 to 04 Oct 53Wing Commander Madhav Yashwant Alurkar1720 MEDPresidentDelhi
05 Oct 53 to 19 May 57Wing Commander Ramamurti Arunachalam3433 MEDPresidentDelhi
18 Jan 58 to 21 Feb 61Wing Commander Dina Nath Maniktala3434 MEDPresidentDelhi
23 Mar 61 to 22 Oct 62Wing Commander Ramaswamy Jayaram2232 MEDPresidentDelhi
02 Jan 63 to 31 Mar 66Wing Commander Barun Kumar Mukherji2042 MEDPresidentDelhi
01 Apr 66 to 16 Dec 70Group Captain Mrinal Kanti Mookerjee2691 MEDPresidentDelhi
16 Dec 70 to 28 Feb 75Group Captain Arun Kumar Basu2231 MEDPresidentDelhi
01 Mar 75 to 23 Feb 78Group Captain Jagjit Singh Sant3525 MEDPresidentDelhi
24 Feb 78 to 27 Mar 78Group Captain Vijjaha Sriman Narayana Murthy3587 MEDPresidentDelhi
28 Mar 78 to 31 Jul 81Air Commodore Vijjaha Sriman Narayana Murthy3587 MEDAOCDelhi
01 Aug 81 to 31 Aug 81Air Vice Marshal Vijjaha Sriman Narayana Murthy3587 MEDAOCDelhi
01 Sep 81 to 07 Oct 84Air Commodore Gyanendra Nath Kunzru4167 MEDAOCDelhi
10 Jun 85 to 25 Mar 86Air Commodore Jagannathan Vasudevan15857 MEDAOCDelhi
27 Mar 86 to 30 Oct 87Air Commodore Prakash Singh Devgan4625 MEDAOCDelhi
01 Feb 88 to 11 Dec 88Air Commodore Bindingneville Narayan Badrinath4844 MEDAOCDelhi
27 Mar 89 to 12 Jan 92Air Commodore Pratap Chandra Sharda5752 MEDAOCDelhi
10 Feb 92 to Air Commodore Sudhanshu Kumar Adaval6486 MEDAOCDelhi
01 Dec 93 to 02 Jun 97Air Commodore Kukkehalli Prabhakar Hegde7253 MEDAOCDelhi
30 Jun 97 to 31 May 00Air Commodore Vijay Madhav Alurkar8098 MEDAOCDelhi
26 Jun 00 to 24 Nov 02Air Commodore Padmavathy Bandhopadhyay11528 MEDAOCDelhi
02 Dec 02 to 30 Jun 03Air Commodore Satish Chander Sood26050 MEDAOCDelhi
01 Jul 03 to 30 Nov 04Air Commodore Jai Krishan Gupta12308 MEDAOCDelhi
01 Dec 04 to 15 Feb 05Air Vice Marshal Jai Krishan Gupta12308 MEDAOCDelhi
01 Mar 05 to Air Commodore Ram Krishan Ganjoo13362 MEDAOCDelhi
Unknown to Air Commodore Navin Rattan14242 MEDAOCDelhi
01 Jun 09 to 31 Aug 10Air Commodore Harish Malik14010 MEDAOCDelhi
01 Sep 10 to 31 Jan 12Air Commodore Suresh Chandra Kabra20952 MEDAOCDelhi
01 Mar 12 to 30 Jul 14Air Commodore Chambala Karai Ranjan16015 MEDAOCDelhi
Unknown to Air Commodore Subir Chandra Banerjea16353 MEDAOCDelhi
Unknown to Air Commodore Bhaskar Nandi18188 MEDAOCDelhi

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