Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Air Commodore Roshan Lal Suri

Service No & Branch 2459 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 02 Jun 1920 Commissioned: 27 Jun 1943 Course: 17 Course
Service End: Retired on 27 May 1972 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : 1Sqn(45)
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 27 Jun 1944Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Sqn Ldr : 01 Jul 1953Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1961
Acting Gp Capt : 01 Aug 1963Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1965Acting Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1968Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1969
Badges Qualified
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Flt Lt
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

27 Apr 1944 - 21 May 1946Plt OffrNo.10 Squadron Squadron Pilot To UK for Trg
30 Aug 1945 - 28 Sep 1945Fg OffrRAF Armada RoadArmada Road Fighter Leader Course Recalled
- 01 Dec 1949Flt LtEmpire Test Pilots School, UKFarnborough Test Pilot Course 8th Course
01 Jun 1953 - 08 Apr 1956Sqn LdrNo.8 SquadronPalam/ Ambala Commanding Officer
14 Apr 1956 - 14 Oct 1956Sqn LdrHALBangalore Test Pilot
20 Nov 1958 - Wg CdrHALBangalore Test Pilot
14 Aug 1964 - 12 Jan 1967Gp Capt18 WingPathankot Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtRoshan Lal Suri2459 GD(P)Award Date 02 Mar 1948Announced 20 Nov 1950
Details :

This officer was rushed to Srinagar during the most critical period of Kashmir Operations, where conditions were extremely difficult. During his brief stay he carried out 37 sorties completing 29 hours 30 minutes. His keenness, enthusiasm and efficiency on the ground and his dash and coolness in the air were an inspiration to everyone on the detachment. An officer who distinguished himself during his brief stay and carried out the duty to the highest tradition of service.

This officer operated under very difficult conditions during the early part of the Kashmir Operations and put in most valuable work.

Unit : 10 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 20th November 1950 - No.13 - Pres dated 15th November 1950

Accidents and Incidents: 2

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
19 Dec 1945Spitfire VIIIcMD291Fg Offr R L Suri
10 SqnHit by Spitfire MV24
08 Jan 1946Spitfire VIIIcMD402Fg Offr R L Suri
10 Sqnengine trouble, bl i
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