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Air Marshal Lareto Pestana Pereira

Service No & Branch 3705 LGS
Date of Birth: 26 Apr 1927 Commissioned: 04 Nov 1949 Course: 3 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 1985 Superannuated Died on 13 Nov 2019 (92 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 04 Nov 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1968Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1977Acting Air Cmde : 02 Jan 1978
Air Cmde : 01 Nov 1978Acting AVM : 01 Nov 1979AVM : 01 Nov 1979Air Marshal : 23 Dec 1982
Training and Other Courses Attended
12 DSSC (Flt Lt) - 22 Aug 19591 LDMC (Wg Cdr) - 01 Dec 1971
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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

- 12 Oct 1958Flt LtAir Head QuartersDelhi 
22 Aug 1959 - 20 Sep 1959Flt LtAir Head QuartersDelhi 
21 Sep 1959 - 06 Dec 1959Sqn LdrNo 1 Operational Group (EAC)Calcutta 
07 Dec 1959 - 31 Dec 1962Sqn LdrEastern Air CommandCalcutta 
01 Jan 1963 - 31 Dec 1964Sqn Ldr9 WingHalwara 
01 Jan 1965 - 31 Dec 1966Sqn LdrDelhi 
01 Jan 1967 - 31 Dec 1967Sqn LdrBangalore 
01 Jan 1967 - 01 Jan 1970Wg CdrHigh Commission of India, United KingdomLondon Deputy AA
01 Jan 1971 - 31 Dec 1972Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
01 Jan 1973 - 31 Dec 1974Wg CdrInstitute of Defence ManagementSecunderabad Instructor
01 Jan 1975 - 31 Dec 1977Gp CaptDIWSMussorie Director
02 Jan 1978 - 31 Oct 1979Air CmdeMaintenance CommandNagpur Air Officer in-charge Logistics Management
01 Nov 1979 - 22 Dec 1982AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Logistics
23 Dec 1982 - 30 Apr 1985Air MarshalMaintenance CommandNagpur Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVMLareto Pestana Pereira3705 AEMAward Date 26 Jan 1982Announced 26 Jan 1982
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Loreto Pestana Pereira (3705) was commissioned in the Logistics Branch of the Air Force in 1945. The Officer graduated from the Defence Services Staff College in 1959. As a member of the Maintenance Planning Teams and as Deputy Air Adviser at High Commission for India in London he effectively provided

the required spares support to the existing and newly inducted aircraft. One of the pioneers in management training in the Air Force, he helped build up the Institute of Defence Management in its early formative years and then functioned, with distinction, as Director of the Defence Institute of Work Study.

Air Vice Marshal Pereira has been responsible for successful logistics planning connected with induction of new weapon systems. His able and inspiring guidance has helped sustain a high serviceability rate of trainer aircraft despite the ageing of the HT-2 aircraft. In field of Logistics Management, he not only introduced major improvements in the 'on-going' schemes but has effectively put to use exceptional conceptual and innovative skills in evolving new and better supply organisation and procedures. The most notable of these changes are revision of maximum potential establishment for strategic items; direct supply and return of rotables between the repair agencies and operational units; introduction of automatic replenishment of airmen's clothings and streamlining provisioning and purchase procedures.

Air Vice Marshal Loreto Pestana Pereira has thus shown outstanding qualities of leadership, conceptual ability and professional competence. With a spirit of dedication and exemplary sense of duty he has rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.

Air Vice Marshal Loreto Pestana Pereira has thus rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19820126
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