Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Air Commodore Ardeshir Pestonji Kapadia

Service No & Branch 2150 ENG (Orig: A&SD)
Date of Birth: 11 Nov 1913 Commissioned: 29 Dec 1942 Course:
Service End: Retired on 01 Nov 1969 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Sep 1943Flt Lt : 01 Apr 1949Sqn Ldr : 29 Mar 1956Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1959
Acting Gp Capt : 01 Jun 1960Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1964Acting Air Cmde : 06 May 1966Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1967
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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

10 Apr 1943 - 10 Mar 1944Plt OffrNo.7 Squadron Engineering Officer To 320MU
01 Jun 1945 - 08 Oct 1945Plt OffrNo.6 SquadronKohat Engineering Officer
12 Apr 1946 - 01 May 1947Fg OffrNo.9 Squadron Engineering Officer To 307MU
- 18 Jul 1958Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
19 Jul 1958 - Wg Cdr1 Base Repair DepotKanpur 
21 Apr 1960 - 09 Oct 1960Wg Cdr1 Base Repair DepotKanpur Commanding Officer
- 01 Dec 1965Gp CaptHQ MCNagpur STSO
10 Oct 1960 - 01 May 1963Gp Capt1 Base Repair DepotKanpur Commanding Officer
01 May 1963 - 16 May 1966Gp CaptMaintenance CommandNagpur Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
06 May 1966 - 31 Mar 1968Air CmdeAFS ChakeriKanpur Air Officer Commanding
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Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
19 Feb 1944Vengeance IIAN612Fg Offr Keki Nadirshaw Gocal
Plt Offr P A Kapadia
7 SqnCr enroute to Gwalio
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