Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Wing Commander Hoshang Kaikhushroo Patel

Service No & Branch 2376 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 29 Aug 1921 Commissioned: 29 Mar 1943 Course: 16 Course
Service End: Retired on 07 Mar 1967 Voluntary Retirement Died on 25 Jan 2017 (96 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Plt Offr : 29 Sep 1943Fg Offr : 29 Jun 1944Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Sqn Ldr : 01 Apr 1953
Wg Cdr : 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

02 Feb 1944 - 12 Sep 1944Plt OffrNo.6 Squadron Squadron Pilot Fm 151OTU
02 Oct 1944 - 31 Aug 1946Fg OffrNo.1 SquadronImphal Squadron Pilot To 27ALO at 151 OUT in jan 46
31 Oct 1945 - Fg OffrIndian Air Force Demonstration FlightKohat Squadron Pilot Fm 1Sqn
01 Sep 1946 - 22 May 1947Fg OffrNo.7 Squadron Squadron Pilot
- 14 Jul 1958Sqn Ldr6 WingBarrackpore 
01 Aug 1952 - 01 Jun 1954Sqn LdrKilo Sqn, National Defence AcademyKhadakvasla Squadron Commander
15 Jul 1958 - 02 Jul 1960Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
09 Apr 1961 - Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
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Accidents and Incidents: 2

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
24 Feb 1944Hurricane IIBBN317Plt Offr H K Patel
6 Sqn1125 Hrs Engine cut,
22 May 1947Spitfire XIVeRN220Fg Offr Hoshang K Patel
7 Sqnlost way on ferry fl
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