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Wing Commander Moreshwar Waman Tilak

Service No & Branch 4331 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 30 Aug 1952 Course: 58 Course
Service End: Retired on 20 Sep 1972 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name : Chuchu
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 30 Aug 1953Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1969
Training and Other Courses Attended
19 APFIC (Fg Offr) -
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 Aug 1955 - 31 Dec 1956Fg OffrNo.10 SquadronPalam Squadron Pilot
- 01 Dec 1959Flt LtEmpire Test Pilots School, UKFarnborough Test Pilot Course 18th Course
26 Oct 1962 - Flt LtHALBangalore Test Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrMoreshwar Waman Tilak4331 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Wing Commander Moreshwar Waman Tilak was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force in August, 1952. After serving with a number of Squadrons, he was given training as a Flying Instructor and Test Pilot. He has been serving as a Test Pilot on deputation with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited since October, 1962.

He has been actively associated with the development and flight testing of Marut and Kiran aircraft in different phases of production at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. His personal contribution towards development of these aircraft is of an outstanding nature. Out of a total of 1970 hours of test flying done by him, 857 flights comprising 538 hours was on prototype testing. Often working beyond the call of duty, he has displayed exemplary courage and outstanding professional skill.

Wing Commander Moreshwar Waman Tilak has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19720126
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