|Service No & Branch||3040 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: 09 Nov 1925||Commissioned: 20 Nov 1944||Course: 28 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 30 Nov 1983 Superannuated Died on 16 Sep 2022 (97 Years age)|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|20 Nov 1944 - 30 Jun 1946||Plt Offr||No.8 Squadron||Mingaladon/ Trichino||Squadron Pilot|
|01 Sep 1945 -||Plt Offr||No.8 Squadron||Mingaladon||Squadron Pilot|
|01 Sep 1946 - 30 Jun 1947||Plt Offr||No.9 Squadron||Peshawar/Bhopal/Pesh||Squadron Pilot To UK for FIS|
|01 Jul 1947 - 30 Nov 1947||Fg Offr||Central Flying School||Little Rissington||APFIC|
|01 Dec 1947 - 01 Dec 1950||Fg Offr||No.2 Air Force Academy||Jodhpur||Flying Instructor|
|01 Dec 1950 - 01 Jan 1953||Flt Lt||No 2 AFA||Jodhpur||Asst CGI|
|01 Jan 1953 - 31 Dec 1953||Flt Lt||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Trg|
|01 Jan 1954 - 16 Aug 1956||Flt Lt||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Asst Director, Works|
|20 Oct 1956 - 29 Dec 1959||Sqn Ldr||Air Force Training Team, NDA||Khadakvasla||Officer in Charge|
|01 Dec 1959 - 01 Dec 1962||Sqn Ldr||Training Command||Bangalore||Command Flying Training Officer|
|07 Apr 1963 - 06 Apr 1965||Wg Cdr||16 Wing||Hashimara||Station Commander|
|01 Jan 1966 - 01 Dec 1968||Gp Capt||8 Tactical Air Center||Mathura||Commanding Officer|
|01 Nov 1968 - 01 Dec 1970||Gp Capt||2 Base Repair Depot||Gwalior||Station Commander|
|01 Nov 1970 - 31 Dec 1971||Gp Capt||Eastern Air Command||Shillong||Air Defence|
|01 Jan 1972 - 31 Dec 1972||Gp Capt||Embassy of India, Bangladesh||Dhaka||Air Attache|
|01 Jan 1973 - 31 Dec 1975||Gp Capt||Embassy of India, Bangladesh||Dhaka||Air Advisor|
|01 Dec 1975 - 08 Aug 1976||Air Cmde||Jammu & Kashmir||Udhampur||Air Officer Commanding|
|01 Nov 1976 - 24 Aug 1978||AVM||Maritime Air Operations||Bombay||Air Officer Commanding|
|15 Jul 1979 - 30 Aug 1980||AVM||Training Command||Bangalore||Senior Air Staff Officer|
|01 Aug 1982 - 28 Feb 1983||AVM||Eastern Air Command||Shillong||Senior Air Staff Officer|
|01 Sep 1980 - 01 Aug 1982||Air Marshal||National Defence College||Delhi||Commandant|
|01 Mar 1983 - 30 Nov 1983||Air Marshal||Eastern Air Command||Shillong||Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief|
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|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Gp Capt||Douglas George King-Lee||3040 GD(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1971||Announced 26 Jan 1971|
|Details :|| |
Group Captain Douglas George KingĂ‚ÂLee was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in November 1944. He saw active service during World War II. He attended the All Purpose Flying Instructors' Course in the U.K. in 1947. He also attended Defence Services Staff College Course in 1965, Senior Officers Study Course at Joint Air Warfare School and Senior Officers Aviation Medicine Course in 1968. He has served with distinction in a number of operational and training units and has held important staff appointments at Air Headquarters and at Headquarters Training Command. In 1963, while commanding an operational Wing, he did creditable work. In November 1968, he took over the command of a Base Repair Depot. In this assignment, despite many difficulties, he has been able to increase the production of aircrafts.
|Reference : GoI19710126|
|Param Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Marshal||Douglas George King-Lee||3040 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1982||Announced 26 Jan 1982|
|Details :|| |
Air Marshal Douglas George King-Lee, AVSM (3040) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in 1944 and has held many important command and staff assignments during his long meritorious service in the Air Force. His command appointments included the command of an important air base, a Tactical Air Centre, a Base Repair Depot, an Air Defence Control Centre, HQ Maritime Air Operations, Bombay and J & K area. His important staff appointments included Air Adviser to our High Commission in Bangladesh, Senior Air Staff Officer of Training Command and presently, Commandant of the National Defence College.
Air Marshal King-Lee during his service career has undergone a large number of professional courses - both in India and abroad - which includes Flying Instructors course at UK, Defence Services Staff College course at Wellington, Senior Officers Management course at Secunderabad and the National Defence College course.
During his tenure as OC of a Base Repair Depot, production rose to a level which had not been achieved ever before at that particular Depot. As Air Defence Commander of Eastern Sector during Bangladesh liberation war of 1971 he displayed exceptional qualities of supervision and leadership by maximum utilisation of available resources. Thereafter as Air Adviser to our High Commission in Bangladesh during the critical period from 1972-76, he displayed a rare combination of professionalism as well as diplomacy in extremely delicate handling of sensitive matters.
With vast experience as an instructor, both in the air and on the ground, and having held important assignments, Air Marshal King-Lee as Senior Air Staff Officer, Training Command, constantly reviewed training syllabi for every branch and trade and was thus instrumental in re-shaping the training in the IAF. During this period the Flying Training establishments had the lowest ever wastage rate among trainee pilots without compromising our standards.
Air Marshal King-Lee in his long career in the Indian Air Force has shown outstanding qualities of dynamic leadership and organisational, managerial and professional competence of a very high order.
Air Marshal Douglas George King-Lee has thus rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19820126|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|21 Jan 1946||Spitfire XIVe||SM897||Plt Offr D G King-Lee||8 Sqn||swung on TO from Min|
|02 Dec 1946||Hurricane II||LE704||Fg Offr D G King-Lee||9 Sqn||Peshawar u/c dam in|