Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Air Vice Marshal Amrit Dev Datt

Service No & Branch 3789 AE(M) (Orig: ENG)
Date of Birth: 16 Mar 1926 Commissioned: 01 Jan 1950 Course: 1 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 1981 Superannuated Died on 01 May 2021 (95 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 04 Jul 1950Flt Lt : 14 Mar 1955Sqn Ldr : 04 Jul 1961Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1968
Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1973Acting Air Cmde : 01 Dec 1974Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1976Acting AVM : 23 Jul 1979
AVM : 23 Jul 1979
Training and Other Courses Attended
16 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 21 Mar 196314 NDC (Gp Capt) - 01 Dec 1974
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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

21 Nov 1970 - 06 Jan 1974Gp Capt1 Base Repair DepotKanpur Commanding Officer
01 Dec 1974 - 17 Nov 1978Air CmdeCentral Air CommandAllahabad Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Engineering
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Amrit Dev Datt3789 AEMAward Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Group Captain Amrit Dev Datt has been in command of a Base Repair Depot since January, 1971. During the recent conflict with Pakistan, apart from its normal programme of work, the depot was allotted a number of tasks designed to meet and augment the operational readiness of the Squadrons. The tasks were urgent and had to be completed within a fixed schedule. Group Captain Amrit Dev Datt by personal supervision and control ensured that the schedule was adhered to.

Throughout the operation, Group Captain Amrit Dev Datt rendered distinguished Service of an exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19720126
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