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Air Commodore Mohammad Khan Janjua

Service No & Branch 1561 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 19 May 1914 Commissioned: 20 Sep 1938 Course: 1 Indian Army Course
Service End: Retired on 01 Jun 1951 PAF Died on 01 Aug 1982 (68 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : Lt 1/7 Rajput 15-7-35
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Mar 1939Acting Flt Lt : 18 Jul 1941Flt Lt : 30 Apr 1943Acting Sqn Ldr : 01 Oct 1944
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Sqn Ldr
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

20 Sep 1938 - 10 May 1941Plt OffrNo.1 Squadron Squadron Pilot
10 May 1941 - 17 Jul 1941Fg OffrNo.2 SquadronPeshawar Squadron Pilot
18 Jul 1941 - 09 Sep 1942Flt LtNo.2 SquadronPeshawar Flight Commander B Flt
10 Sep 1942 - 23 Mar 1944Sqn LdrNo.4 SquadronKohat Commanding Officer
24 Mar 1944 - Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi Wg Cdr (Manning)
15 Aug 1945 - 31 Oct 1946Wg Cdr57 SSBDehradoon Deputy President
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Mentioned in Dispatches
Flt LtMohammad Khan Janjua1561 GD(P)Award Date 01 Jan 1943Announced 01 Jan 1943
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : London Gazette 35825 pub 15 Dec 1942

Additional Notes

Remarks: The Canberra Times : Wednesday 14 March 1951 Note added: 2010-10-06

The Canberra Times : Wednesday 14 March 1951

Pakistani Air Force Officer Arrested

KARACHI, Tues. (A.A.P.). - Air Commodore M. K. Janjua, personnel director of the Royal Pakistan Air Force, has been arrested and suspended from the service for alleged complicity in the conspiracy disclosed last week by the Premier, Liaquat Ali Khan.  Janjua is the most senior Pakistani in the air force. An official statement today denied reports that many other air force officers had been arrested.

Remarks: Premen Addy Note added: 2010-10-06

At War with India by Premen Addy

I remember many hours of conversation with the late Air Commodore MK Janjua, Pakistan's first air chief who, falling foul of his political masters, was falsely arraigned and sentenced in the 1951 Rawalpindi Conspiracy case, which allegedly was Communist driven. A fellow prisoner, the poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, in 1979 assured me during a visit to London that Janjua was neither conspirator nor Communist, but a victim of events over which he had no control. He was eventually cashiered and released and ended his long years of exile in London where I came to know him well.

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