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Air Commodore Anantha Ananthanarayanan

Service No & Branch 1607 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 24 Jun 1918 Commissioned: 01 Aug 1940 Course: 4 Course
Service End: Retired on 22 Jun 1970 Voluntary Retirement
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Feb 1942Acting Flt Lt : 01 Oct 1943Flt Lt : 01 Nov 1946Sqn Ldr : 15 Aug 1948
Wg Cdr : 01 Feb 1951Acting Gp Capt : 28 Jan 1953Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1955Acting Air Cmde : 12 Jun 1962
Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1964
Training and Other Courses Attended
6 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1966
Badges Qualified
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Wg Cdr

Gp Capt
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Aug 1940 - 30 Nov 1940Acting Plt OffrInitial Training School (Officers)Lahore Trainee Pilot
01 Dec 1940 - 21 May 1941Acting Plt OffrNo.1 Flying Training School (India)Ambala Trainee Pilot
25 May 1941 - 28 Jan 1943Plt OffrNo.1 SquadronPeshawar Squadron Pilot To Bangalore
31 Aug 1944 - Flt LtNo.8 SquadronSamungli Squadron Pilot Fm O T U
25 Mar 1945 - 05 Jul 1946Flt LtNo.2 SquadronAkyab Adjutant
09 Nov 1947 - 01 Apr 1949Wg CdrRoyal Indian Air Force Selection BoardDehradun President
20 Apr 1949 - Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Intelligence
28 Feb 1951 - 15 Aug 1951Wg Cdr310 WingBarrackpore Station Commander
16 Aug 1951 - 27 Jan 1953Wg Cdr6 WingBarrackpore Station Commander
29 Jan 1953 - 29 Sep 1954Gp CaptAFS JalahalliBengaluru Station Commander
30 Sep 1954 - 27 Nov 1955Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director Training
30 Sep 1959 - 11 Jun 1962Gp Capt1 WingSrinagar Station Commander
30 Sep 1959 - 26 Jan 1960Gp Capt4 Tactical Air CenterUdhampur Commanding Officer
12 Jun 1962 - Air CmdeJammu & KashmirSrinagar Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeAnantha Ananthanarayanan1607 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1963Announced 26 Jan 1963
Details :

Air Commodore A.A. Narayanan was commissioned in the General Duties Branch of the Air Force in 1940. He held several important appointments in various Air Force units including an assignment in Indonesia.

He was in command of our Air Force formation in Jammu & Kashmir Area from 1959 to 1962. By correct planning, with a limited number of aircraft and aircrew, he ensured the timely delivery of vital supplies to the forward areas, when air support had to be increased in magnitude with great speed to meet the Chinese attack in Ladakh. He set an example to the officers and men under his command by leading a number of difficult operational missions.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19630126

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
27 Sep 1942HurricaneFg Offr A A Narayanan
151OTUBL on Aerodrome afte
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