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Group Captain Vellore Manickam Radhakrishnan

Service No & Branch 1769 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 15 Feb 1917 Commissioned: 15 Dec 1941 Course: 10 Course
Service End: Retired on 05 Feb 1967 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 05 Apr 1943Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Sqn Ldr : 15 Aug 1949Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1954
Acting Gp Capt : 10 Jun 1959Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1962
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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

15 Dec 1941 - Acting Plt OffrNo.1 Service Flying Training School (India)Ambala Trainee Pilot
01 Apr 1942 - 30 Nov 1942Plt OffrNo.353 Squadron RAFCalcutta 
05 Dec 1942 - 28 Jan 1946Plt OffrNo.7 SquadronPeshawar Squadron Pilot
18 Jan 1946 - 06 Aug 1946Fg OffrNo.12 Squadron Squadron Pilot
07 Aug 1946 - 31 Aug 1946Flt LtNo.1 SquadronYelahanka Flight Commander B Flt. To AHQ for UK
01 Nov 1946 - 14 Dec 1946Flt LtNo.1 SquadronYelahanka Flight Commander B Flt. From AHQ To UK Course
25 Sep 1947 - Flt LtAdvanced Flying School (India)Ambala Chief Ground Instructor
01 Jun 1951 - 01 Nov 1951Sqn LdrNo.4 SquadronJamnagar Commanding Officer
- Wg CdrHC, UKLondon Deputy Air Advisor
01 Mar 1958 - 09 Jun 1959Wg Cdr3 WingPalam (Delhi) Officer in Charge Flying
10 Jun 1959 - 01 Dec 1961Gp CaptAir Force Flying CollegeJodhpur Commandant
16 Mar 1965 - 02 Jan 1967Gp Capt4 Tactical Air CenterUdhampur Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Mention in Despatches
Gp CaptVellore Manickam Radhakrishnan1769 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India , 5th November 1966 - No.77 - Pres/66 dated 27th October 1966

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
21 Jul 1944Vengeance IIAN753Fg Offr Radhakrishnan
7 SqnSwung on ldg, uc col
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