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Air Marshal Pynummooltil Simon George

Service No & Branch 4240 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 15 Mar 1952 Course: 57 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 1987 Voluntary Retirement
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 15 Mar 1953Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1969Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1975Acting Air Cmde : 06 May 1977
Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1978Acting AVM : 16 Oct 1982AVM : 30 May 1983Air Marshal : 20 Sep 1985
Training and Other Courses Attended
22 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 31 Mar 196719 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1979
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

- Flt LtNo.56 (Auxiliary AF) Squadron Squadron Pilot
25 Apr 1961 - 30 Jun 1962Flt Lt14 Bihar Air Sqn NCCRanchi Commanding Officer
01 Jan 1964 - 01 Aug 1966Sqn LdrNo.4 SquadronHashimara Commanding Officer
15 Jan 1968 - 21 Nov 1970Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
01 Jan 1972 - Wg Cdr18 WingPathankot Officer in Charge Flying
20 May 1976 - 22 Mar 1977Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Flight Safety)
- Air CmdeAdvance HQ, Western Air CommandSimla Air Officer Commanding
27 Dec 1979 - 08 Oct 1982Air Cmde11 WingTezpur Air Officer Commanding
- 20 Apr 1986Air MarshalEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Air Staff Officer
21 Apr 1986 - 31 May 1987Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Inspector General (Inspection & Safety)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdePynummooltil Simon George4240 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1982Announced 26 Jan 1982
Details :

Air Commodore Pynummoottil Simon George has been Air Officer Commanding of one of the operational Wings. The Wing is responsible for exercising operational and functional control over Fighter Squadrons, Helicopter Unit, Air Observation Post Flight and Range Unit. Under his command the Wing has steadily registered an all­round increase in operational preparedness. There has also been a marked increase in the utilisation rate of aircraft. The flying environment has improved and this has enabled the Squadrons to fulfill training tasks/exercises. A Fighter Squadron and a Helicopter Unit have won squadron of the year' trophies. All flying units have attained Fully Operational and Instrument Rating status. The Wing was able to achieve the laid down percentages of serviceability in respect of all aircraft. A high Radio Navigational and serviceability was maintained throughout the year. MT serviceability was optimum. During this short span of time, the Wing was able to complete all works services sanctioned within the specified frame which resulted improved water supply, power supply, recreational facilities, working environment and living conditions. Resurfacing of link taxi track was also completed and an independent feeder line from nearby city was commissioned. Nonpublic funds registered a large growth rate. Air Commodore Pynummoottil Simon George has brought about worthwhile changes in day to day functioning of the Station and the quality of life of personnel due to his steadfast performance of duties.

Air Commodore Pynummoottil Simon George has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19820126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalPynummooltil Simon George4240 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1987Announced 26 Jan 1987
Details :

Air Marshal Pynummoottil Simon George was commissioned in the flying branch of the Air Force in March 1952. In his long and distinguished career of over 34 years, he has held important command as well as staff appointments, including Command of a fighter- Squadron and an Operational Air Base. An experienced Flying Instructor, he was specially chosen for deputation to the UAR to impart flying training.

For displaying exceptional qualities of supervision and leadership, he was awarded AVSM in January, 1982.

In April 1984, he was specially chosen as the first Inspector General of the Air Force. This challenging assignment involves evaluation of the operational and combat worthiness of all elements of the Air Force and the supporting maintenance and administrative infrastructure. Air Marshal George, has set about his new task with zeal and purposefulness, in order to create impartial and objective evaluation machinery.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19870126
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