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Air Vice Marshal Syed Abbas Hussain

Service No & Branch 1706 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 14 Sep 1941 Course: 8 Course Entry Mode : IAFVR
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 1973 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Qualified as
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 14 Mar 1943Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Sqn Ldr : 15 Aug 1949Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1953
Acting Gp Capt : 10 Dec 1956Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1961Acting Air Cmde : 12 Jan 1963Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1965
Acting AVM : 01 Apr 1968AVM : 01 Apr 1969
Training and Other Courses Attended
7 DSSC (Wg Cdr) - 31 Jul 1954
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Offr Cdt

Gp Capt

Air Cmde
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

01 Mar 1942 - 05 Jun 1942Plt OffrNo.4 Squadron, RIAFKohat to att 20RAF Fm 2Sqn
17 Aug 1942 - Plt OffrNo.4 Squadron, RIAFKohat Fm 20Sqn
31 Aug 1944 - 11 Jul 1946Fg OffrNo.8 Squadron, RIAFSamungli Plt later FL to OT U
- 01 Dec 1955Wg CdrTraining CommandBangalore Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
01 Jul 1952 - 01 Dec 1953Wg CdrNo.1 Air Force AcademySecunderabad Chief Instructor
10 Dec 1956 - 30 Jun 1960Gp Capt7 WingAmbala Commanding Officer
01 Jan 1961 - 01 Jan 1963Gp CaptDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Chief Instructor (Air)
12 Jan 1963 - 24 Dec 1963Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director Training
01 Jan 1964 - 31 Dec 1964Air CmdeImperial Defence CollegeLondon, UK Staff Course
01 Jan 1965 - Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director Training
10 Aug 1966 - 29 Mar 1968Air Cmde4 WingAgra Air Officer Commanding
- AVMIndian Airlines General manager
01 Apr 1968 - 18 Jul 1970AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Operations
19 Jul 1970 - 01 Dec 1971AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Personnel
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMSyed Abbas Hussain1706 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1969Announced 26 Jan 1969
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Syed Abbas Hussain was commissioned in the Air Force in 1941. He saw active service during World War II. He attended Frontier Warfare Course, Flying Instructors Course, Junior Commanders Course and Defence Services Staff College Course. He also attended Imperial Defence College Course in the UK. He has held the appointments of Chief Instructor at the Indian Air Force Academy, Chief Instructor, Air Wing, Defence Services Staff College, Director Training at Air Headquarters. In the field of flying training, the officer's achievements have been most commendable. While in command, he ensured operational efficiency of the Hunter Squadrons in a record time. It was under his guidance that the first 'Hunter Aerobatic Team' was formed, trained and perfected to win the laurels it did. As Commander of an operational base from 1966 to April 1968, he earned the reputation of a mature planner in the Indian Air Force. In his present appointment as Director of Operations, he has displayed outstanding professional knowledge and administrative ability.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19690126

Accidents and Incidents: 3

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
24 Mar 1944Tigermoth IIFg Offr S A Hussain
Offr Cdt M M Mansoor
2EFTSpupil damaged u/c. A
14 Nov 1944Spitfire VMA672Fg Offr S A Hussain
8 Sqnengine rough at 300'
19 May 1946Spitfire VIIIcMD328Flt Lt A Hussain
8 Sqnlost on crosscountry
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