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Air Commodore Brian Keith Stidston

Service No & Branch 2821 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 10 Oct 1924 Commissioned: 31 Jan 1944 Course: 21 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 1976 Superannuated Died on 09 Aug 1989 (65 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 31 Jan 1945Flt Lt : 31 Jan 1949Sqn Ldr : 01 May 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1963
Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1967Acting Air Cmde : 16 Apr 1970Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1971
Training and Other Courses Attended
104 CFS (Fg Offr) - 31 Jul 194814 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1974
Badges Qualified
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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

29 Oct 1944 - 16 Nov 1944Plt OffrNo.4 SquadronCox Bazar Squadron Pilot
23 Nov 1944 - 11 Dec 1944Plt OffrNo.3 SquadronKohat Squadron Pilot
22 Dec 1944 - 15 Feb 1945Plt OffrNo.1 SquadronImphal Squadron Pilot
12 Mar 1945 - 24 Jun 1945Fg OffrNo.3 Squadron Squadron Pilot
24 Jun 1945 - 15 Aug 1947Fg OffrNo.1 SquadronKohat Squadron Pilot Fm Madras
01 Jan 1950 - 01 Jan 1951Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolAmbala Flying Instructor
01 Jun 1952 - 30 Oct 1955Sqn LdrNo.1 Air Force AcademySecunderabad Chief Flying Instructor
01 Nov 1955 - 22 Dec 1957Sqn LdrNo.51 (Auxiliary AF) SquadronDelhi Commanding Officer
23 Dec 1957 - Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
01 Dec 1965 - 05 Feb 1967Gp CaptAir Force Flying CollegeJodhpur Chief Instructor
06 Feb 1967 - 05 Sep 1967Gp Capt4 Tactical Air CenterUdhampur Commanding Officer
04 Aug 1967 - 21 May 1970Gp Capt1 WingSrinagar Station Commander
16 Apr 1970 - 06 Jan 1974Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Personnel Services)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptBrian Keith Stidston2821 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1970Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

Air Commodore Brian Keith Stidston was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in 1944. He saw active service during World War II. He has held various command and staff appointments with distinction. He attended All Purposes Flying Instructors Course in the U.K., the Armament Training Course and the Indoctrination Course of Aviation Medicine. He has been commanding an operational flying station for over two years. Earlier, he commanded a Tactical Air Centre in an operational area. In both these assignments, he ensured a high standard of operational readiness and has creditably fulfilled all commitments assigned to him despite difficult terrain and weather conditions. His contribution in evaluation trials of various types of aircraft has been significant. He has brought about vital improvements in various airfield aids and facilities which have led to higher operational efficiency of the stations and units.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19700126

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
28 Nov 1944Hurricane IICLE807Plt Offr B K Stidston
3 Sqncollapsed u/c when h
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