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Wing Commander John Charles Plomer

Service No & Branch 3299 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 09 Mar 1927 Commissioned: 07 Jan 1946 Course: 37 Course
Service End: Retired on 01 Dec 1966 Released to Air India Died on 30 Nov 2018 (91 Years age) Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 07 Jan 1947Flt Lt : 07 Jan 1951Sqn Ldr : 11 May 1957Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1964
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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

03 Mar 1947 - Plt OffrNo.7 Squadron Squadron Pilot fm 151OTU
- 14 Apr 1959Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
15 Apr 1959 - Sqn LdrIndian Air Force Selection Board 
09 Jan 1963 - 09 May 1965Wg CdrNo.33 SquadronGuwahati Commanding Officer
01 Dec 1965 - 01 Dec 1966Wg CdrAir India Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Mention in Despatches
Fg OffrJohn Charles Plomer3299 GD(P)Award Date Announced 13 Jan 1951
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Reference : Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrJohn Charles Plomer3299 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1967Announced 26 Jan 1967
Details :

Wing Commander John Charles Plainer was commissioned in the Air Force in 1954. He has held important appointments in various Air Force Units. He attended Flying Instructors Course at F.I.S., Ambala and took training on Caribous aircraft in U.S.A. He has been commanding a newly formed transport squadron of Caribous in the eastern sector since 1963. He was faced with the tremendous task of conversion training of pilots of his squadron on the new aircraft as well as of training them for overseas ferrying duties. He himself ferried four aircraft across the North Atlantic without any previous experience. He was responsible for improving the accuracy of supply dropping on this new aircraft. He inspired his men to work round the clock and to keep the supply lines to Army and Border Roads Organisation open throughout tile year. He has retired from the Air Force in December, 1966.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19670126

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
30 May 1946Harvard IIBFE424A/Plt Offr J C Plomer
A/Plt Offr M D Rathan
1SFTSAmbala pilot hit FE
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