Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Air Commodore Reginald John Manual Upot

Service No & Branch 3599 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 29 May 1927 Commissioned: 01 Jul 1949 Course: 47/48 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 1979 Superannuated Died on 15 Sep 2001 (74 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A1
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Jul 1950Flt Lt : 01 Jul 1954Sqn Ldr : 01 Jul 1960Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1966
Acting Gp Capt : 25 Nov 1967Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1970Acting Air Cmde : 16 May 1973Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1974
Training and Other Courses Attended
16 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 21 Mar 196316 NDC (Air Cmde) - 27 Nov 1976
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

01 Jan 1955 - 01 Jan 1956Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
22 Jan 1960 - 09 Jul 1962Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Commanding Officer
16 Mar 1964 - 14 Feb 1966Wg CdrNo.9 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
22 Nov 1967 - 14 Jan 1968Gp CaptNo 1. Jet Training WingHakimpet Commanding Officer
15 Jan 1968 - 29 Dec 1970Gp CaptFighter Training WingHakimpet Commanding Officer
11 Apr 1971 - 15 May 1973Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Air Staff Inspection)
16 May 1973 - 26 Dec 1975Air CmdeInstitute of Defence ManagementSecunderabad Director
01 Jan 1977 - 31 May 1979Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (System Evaluation)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptReginald John Manual Upot3599 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1971Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details :

Group Captain Reginald John Manual Upot was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in July 1949. He attended the Flying Instructors Course in 1950-51, Method of Instruction Course in 1951, Defence Service Staff College Course in 1962-63 and Senior Officers Study Course in 1970. After serving with a number of Squadrons, he became a flying instructor and worked in that capacity for a number of years. He holds the highest Flying Instructor's Category and also the highest instrument rating. He has been responsible for the completion of summer trials of a new type of aircraft.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19710126

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
04 Apr 1950Tempest IIPlt Offr Reginald John Manual Upot
3 SqnBaled out
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