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Air Vice Marshal Kenneth Hubert Larkins

Service No & Branch 3511 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 01 Sep 1948 Course: 45 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 1980 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Sep 1949Flt Lt : 01 Sep 1953Sqn Ldr : 01 Sep 1959Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1966
Acting Gp Capt : 01 May 1967Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1970Acting Air Cmde : 31 Jan 1973Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1974
Acting AVM : 01 Apr 1977AVM : 01 Oct 1977
Training and Other Courses Attended
20 DSSC (Wg Cdr) - 06 Nov 196515 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1975
Badges Qualified
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Flt Lt

Gp Capt

Air Cmde
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

- 01 Dec 1961Sqn LdrJet Training WingHakimpet Chief Flying Instructor
- 01 Dec 1964Wg Cdr6 Elementary Flying Training UnitPatiala Commanding Officer
14 Nov 1965 - 31 Mar 1966Wg CdrAircraft Storage DepotSulur Commanding Officer
01 Apr 1966 - 21 Apr 1967Wg Cdr5 Base Repair DepotSulur Commanding Officer
01 Jun 1967 - Wg Cdr1 WingSrinagar Officer in Charge Flying
21 Jan 1970 - 30 Jun 1971Gp CaptCentral Air CommandAllahabad Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
30 Jan 1973 - 05 Jan 1975Air Cmde12 WingChandigarh Air Officer Commanding
- 01 Dec 1978AVMPSO: Personnel, Air HQDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Personnel
01 Sep 1979 - 30 Sep 1980AVMJammu & KashmirUdhampur Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptKenneth Hubert Larkins3511 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Group Captain Kenneth Hubert Larkins (3511) was commissioned as a pilot in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force in September, 1948. During his long and distinguished career he has held a variety of important appointments, including the Command of a Flying Training Unit and a Base Repair Depot. He has also held staff appointments at Air Headquarters. Recently he has completed a tenure as the Staff Officerin charge Administration at an Operational Command Headquarters. In all these appointments, Group Captain Larkins has displayed outstanding ability as an organizer and leader.

As the Staff Officer in-charge Administration he geared up the administration of the Command to keep pace with operational requirements. He contributed greatly towards the completion of a number of major works and prompt finalization of pension cases. He showed great acumen and maturity in handling cases of discipline and personnel matters, and in raising the morale of the personnel of the Command.

Throughout his career Group Captain Kenneth Hubert Larkins has worked with determination and untiring energy, with tact and understanding, and has achieved outstanding success in the discharge of heavy responsibilities. Group Captain Kenneth Hubert Larkins has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19720126
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