Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Air Commodore Murari Lal Trehon

Service No & Branch 4577 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 23 Sep 1933 Commissioned: 14 Oct 1953 Course: 61 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 1987 Superannuated Died on 21 Jan 2009 (76 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 14 Oct 1954Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1971Acting Gp Capt : 23 Aug 1976Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1977
Acting Air Cmde : 01 Jan 1980Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1980
Training and Other Courses Attended
25 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 22 Nov 196919 NDC (Gp Capt) - 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

12 Jan 1970 - 03 Dec 1973Wg CdrNo.31 SquadronPathankot/ Hindon Commanding Officer
20 Jan 1975 - 27 Nov 1976Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
01 Jan 1980 - 10 Jan 1982Air Cmde32 WingJodhpur Air Officer Commanding
05 Feb 1986 - 30 Sep 1987Air CmdeAdvance HQ, Eastern Air CommandCalcutta Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Wg CdrMurari Lal Trehon4577 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the conflict with Pakistan in December, 1971, Wing Commander Murari Lal Trehon was in command of a FighterBomber Squadron in the Western Sector. He flew several operational missions deep into the enemy territory and destroyed a number of enemy tanks, bunkers and gun positions in the face of heavy ground fire. His squadron also carried out a large number of fighter recce sorties deep into enemy territory which were of great value in planning and execution the subsequent operations successfully.

Throughout the operations, Wing Commander Murari Lal Trehon displayed gallantry, leadership and flying skill of a high order.

Unit : 31 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 17th June 1972 - No.75 - Pres/72 dated 1st June 1972
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