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Air Vice Marshal Raj Kumar Singh Marya

Service No & Branch 2916 AE(M)
Date of Birth: 09 Apr 1919 Commissioned: 12 Apr 1944 Course:
Service End: Retired on 09 Apr 1974 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 09 Sep 1944Flt Lt : 12 Oct 1949Sqn Ldr : 21 Oct 1956Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1961
Acting Gp Capt : 16 Jun 1958Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1965Acting Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1968Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1968
Acting AVM : 06 Mar 1971AVM : 01 Apr 1972
Training and Other Courses Attended
4 NDC (Gp Capt) - 01 Dec 1964
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

29 Dec 1944 - 22 Apr 1945Fg OffrNo.4 SquadronCox Bazar Engineering Officer
10 May 1945 - 27 Sep 1946Fg OffrNo.3 SquadronSt Thomas Mt Engineering Officer To 2S(TT)
30 Jun 1947 - Fg OffrNo.10 Squadron Engineering Officer Fm 2EFTS
- 11 Jan 1952Sqn LdrNo.1 Air Force Academy 
12 Jan 1952 - Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi S/L (Tech)
07 Feb 1958 - 17 Jan 1960Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
- 01 Dec 1959Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Mechanical Transport)
18 Jan 1960 - Gp CaptOperational CommandDelhi 
15 Jan 1965 - 31 Mar 1968Gp Capt1 Base Repair DepotKanpur Commanding Officer
01 Apr 1968 - 01 Dec 1969Air CmdeAFS ChakeriKanpur Air Officer Commanding
06 Mar 1971 - 09 Apr 1974AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Engineering
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptRaj Kumar Singh Marya2916 ENGAward Date 26 Jan 1967Announced 26 Jan 1967
Details :

Group Captain Raj Kumar Singh Marya was commissioned in the Air Force in 1944. He has held important appointments in Air Headquarters as well as in the Command of various Air Force Units. He has attended a course of Ground Training on Hunter Aircraft in the U.K. in 1957-58. He also attended the National Defence College in 1964. He has been in command of a Base Repair Depot since January, 1965. He reorganized the Depot despite many handicaps and succeeded in raising production at a steady pace. During the conflict with Pakistan in 1965, when it was necessary to promptly replace losses in operations, this Depot, under the able guidance of Group Captain Marya, achieved a record production of aircraft and aeroengines.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19670126
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