Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Air Commodore Aubrey Leslie Michael

Service No & Branch 3416 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 Nov 1946 Course: 42 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1977 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : d1996
Promotions Gazetted
Plt Offr : 16 May 1947Fg Offr : 16 Nov 1947Flt Lt : 16 Nov 1951Sqn Ldr : 16 Nov 1957
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1965Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1969Acting Air Cmde : 01 Jun 1972Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1973
Training and Other Courses Attended
16 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 21 Mar 196314 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

- 04 Jul 1958Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
05 Jul 1958 - 01 Apr 1961Sqn LdrNo.4 SquadronKalaikunda Commanding Officer
15 Apr 1965 - 29 Dec 1966Wg CdrNo.18 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
13 Jan 1967 - 01 Jan 1970Gp Capt15 WingBareilly Station Commander
10 Oct 1971 - 06 Jan 1974Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Offensive Operations
09 May 1977 - 30 Nov 1977Air CmdeAdvance HQ, Central Air CommandLucknow Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Aubrey Leslie Michael3416 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Group Captain Aubrey Leslie Michael was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force in November, 1946. After serving in active flying squadrons for years, he was selected to attend the Pilot Attack Instructors Course in the United Kingdom which he completed successfully. In 1962, he was selected to attend the Staff College at Wellington. He has commanded two squadron-one fighter bomber squadron in the rank of Squadron Leader and an Air Defence squadron in the rank of Wing Commander. He has been Joint Director of Tactical Operations and, more recently Director Offensive Opera-tions. In these two appointments, his main objectives were study and analysis of the employment of fighter bomber aircraft. He has worked out the utilisation of different types of aircraft in the ground attack, fighter recce and offensive support roles. These studies proved to be of considerable value in working out detailed tactical plans. He was also of great help in planning bomber operations.

Throughout, Group Captain Aubrey Leslie Michael has rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit : WAC
Reference : GoI19720126
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