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Air Vice Marshal Eruch Shiavax Lala

Service No & Branch 3842 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Transport
Date of Birth: 25 Nov 1928 Commissioned: 15 Apr 1950 Course: 51/52 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1983 Superannuated Died on 19 May 2020 (92 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 29 Jun 1951Flt Lt : 15 Apr 1955Sqn Ldr : 15 Apr 1961Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1967
Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1971Acting Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1975Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1976Acting AVM : 16 Jun 1980
AVM : 01 Oct 1980
Training and Other Courses Attended
18 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 31 Jul 196416 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

15 Mar 1954 - 24 Jul 1957Flt LtNo.103 FlightJorhat Officer in Charge
- Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
01 Jan 1967 - 01 Jan 1969Wg CdrIraq AFIraq Team Leader
23 Nov 1969 - 20 Aug 1972Gp CaptDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Chief Instructor (Air)
01 Sep 1972 - 01 Dec 1973Gp CaptAviation Research CenterDelhi Operations Manager
01 Apr 1975 - 02 Jan 1977Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director Projects
03 Jan 1977 - 30 Jun 1977Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Ops, Trans & Ma
01 Nov 1980 - 30 Nov 1983AVMTraining CommandBangalore Senior Air Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrEruch Shiavax Lala3842 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1964Announced 26 Jan 1964
Details :

Squadron Leader Eruch Shivax Lala has been employed at the Transport Training Wing of the Indian Air Force. He holds the highest Instructor category and the Instrument rating. He has an accident free record of over 4500 hours of flying.

Since the outbreak of emergency this officer had to undertake training of a much larger number of transport pupils. He accepted this difficult task and produced outstanding results.

By his devotion to duty and singlemindedness Sqn. Ldr. Lala set a fine example to his colleagues and motivated other instructors to achieve similar results. He has, therefore, rendered distinguished service of a high order which is in keeping with the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.

Unit : TTW
Reference : GoI19640126No15
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