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Air Marshal Trilochan Singh Brar

Service No & Branch 2884 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 08 Nov 1925 Commissioned: 24 Apr 1944 Course: 23 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 1983 Superannuated Died on 24 Mar 2014 (89 Years age) Nick Name : Timki
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Promotions Gazetted
Plt Offr : 24 Oct 1944Fg Offr : 24 Apr 1945Flt Lt : 24 Apr 1949Sqn Ldr : 01 Jun 1955
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1963Acting Gp Capt : 01 Jun 1965Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1967Acting Air Cmde : 22 Nov 1970
Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1971AVM : 01 Apr 1976Acting Air Marshal : 10 Feb 1979C-in-C : 01 Jan 1979
Training and Other Courses Attended
96 CFS (Fg Offr) - 02 Apr 194710 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 14 Aug 195710 NDC (Gp Capt) - 01 Dec 1970
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

04 Sep 1943 - 06 Jan 1944Off CdtInitial Training WingPoona Trainee
24 Apr 1944 - 25 Aug 1944Acting Plt OffrNo.1 Service Flying Training School (India)Ambala Trainee Pilot
28 Aug 1945 - 31 May 1946Plt OffrNo.2 SquadronQuetta Squadron Pilot Fm 151OTU
01 Jun 1946 - Plt OffrNo.9 Squadron Squadron Pilot
11 Mar 1950 - 15 Jun 1951Flt LtPresident's SecretariatDelhi Aide De Camp
01 Jun 1951 - 01 Sep 1953Flt LtNo.4 SquadronJamnagar Flight Commander
- 23 Aug 1959Sqn LdrOpl CommandDelhi 
25 Sep 1953 - 03 Apr 1956Sqn LdrNo.1 SquadronPalam Commanding Officer
24 Aug 1959 - Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
- Wg CdrAircrew Examination BoardHindan Flight Commander Jet Flt
01 Jun 1960 - Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi DDPO
24 Sep 1962 - 06 Nov 1963Wg Cdr8 WingAdampur Station Commander
10 Jan 1964 - 02 Mar 1965Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
- Gp Capt3 WingPalam (Delhi) Station Commander
01 Jun 1965 - 01 Jan 1967Gp Capt28 WingHindan (Ghaziabad) Station Commander
01 Jan 1967 - 31 Dec 1969Gp CaptEmbassy of India, FranceParis Air Attache
22 Nov 1970 - 07 Jan 1974Air CmdeWestern Air CommandDelhi Air-I
26 Jun 1974 - 18 Feb 1976Air Cmde4 WingAgra Air Officer Commanding
24 Feb 1976 - 31 Mar 1976Air CmdeCentral Air CommandAllahabad Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Apr 1976 - 25 Apr 1977AVMCentral Air CommandAllahabad Senior Air Staff Officer
03 May 1977 - 14 Aug 1978AVMAir Force AcademyDundigal Commandant
04 Sep 1978 - 09 Feb 1979AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Plans
10 Feb 1979 - 20 Sep 1981Air MarshalCentral Air CommandAllahabad Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
08 Oct 1979 - 31 Oct 1985No.1 Squadron Commodore Commandant
22 Sep 1981 - 30 Jun 1983Air MarshalPSO: Operations, Air HQDelhi Vice Chief of Air Staff
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeTrilochan Singh Brar2884 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Air Commodore Trilochan Singh Brar was commissioned in the Flying (Pilot) of the Indian Air Force in April, 1944. He has held a variety of important flying and staff appointments. Since November, 1970, he has been holding the appointment of Air­I of Headquarters Western Air Command. The Command was required to prepare plans to meet the threat from Pakistan. The preparation of the plan required careful study and prolonged hours of work to ensure that the resources of the Command were utilised in an economical and effective manner.

Air Commodore Trilochan Singh Brar made significant contribution towards the success of Western Air Command's plans during the recent conflict with Pakistan. He has rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit : WAC
Reference : GoI19720126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalTrilochan Singh Brar2884 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1981Announced 26 Jan 1981
Details :

Air Marshal Trilochan Singh Brar was commissioned in the Air Force in the Flying Branch in April, 1944. During his long service in the Air Force, he has held a variety of flying and senior staff appointments at various levels. He has commanded two important air bases in the ranks of Group Captain and Air Commodore and creditably discharged his wide and varied responsibilities in regard to the deployment of bomber, maritime and transport Squadrons. During his three years tenure as Air Attaché in our Embassy in France, he displayed a rare combination of professionalism and diplomacy and

successfully completed this sensitive role. As Air I at Headquarters Western Air

Command during the period preceding the Indo-Pak Conflict, 1971, he visualised the need and meticulously formulated operational plans for deployment of aircraft in the Western

Sector and for providing close air support to the Army. This planning was largely responsible for the high degree, of operational preparedness of the Command when the conflict broke out. For this distinguished performance, he was awarded Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in January, 1972.

He has subsequently held the important appointments of Senior Air Staff Officer Headquarters Central Air Command in the rank of Air Commodore and Commandant Air Force Academy in the rank of Air Vice Marshal. As Commandant, Air Force Academy,

he reviewed and updated the flying training techniques and ensured a high standard of training consistent with the requirements of flight safety. In his present appointment as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Central Air Command, he has enabled the Command to fulfill all its tasks relating to air maintenance and operational training despite the serious shortage of fuel and spares for the ageing aircraft. In the face of heavy odds, he has maintained high level of serviceability of aircraft enabling the command to fulfill all its operational commitments. The massive air operations undertaken by the Command for flood relief won the appreciation of all concerned including the civil authorities.

Air Marshal Trilochan Singh, Brar has thus rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.

Unit : CAC
Reference : GoI19810126
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