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Air Commodore Avenash Chandra Mehta

Service No & Branch 4859 F(N)
Date of Birth: 28 Nov 1933 Commissioned: 16 Apr 1955 Course: 9 NAV Course
Service End: Retired on 01 Jun 1987 Died on 28 Dec 2019 (86 Years age)
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 16 Apr 1966Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1975Acting Gp Capt : 27 Jul 1977Gp Capt : 29 Jul 1978
Acting Air Cmde : 16 Aug 1983Air Cmde : 18 May 1984
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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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
- Wg CdrNo.69 Squadron Commanding Officer
- Wg CdrNo.63 Squadron Commanding Officer
- Air CmdeAdvance HQ, Central Air CommandLucknow Air Officer Commanding
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrAvenash Chandra Mehta4859 F(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1973Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details :

Squadron Leader Avenash Chandra Mehta (4859) was commissioned as a Navigator in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force in April, 1956. He has been serving as Officer incharge Flying at the Aircraft and Armament Testing Unit since October, 1971. With the outbreak of Indo-Pak Conflict, there was a sharp increase in flying commitments at the station, and he was required to set up additional facilities at his base.

He was instrumental in organizing a very effective operations room which was manned by him during "maximum activity hours". He also organised a very effective communication net work for the defence of the airfield. Under his personal supervision and guidance, the Air Delivery Fight was able to carry out a total of 1581 hours of flying, over a period of two months, airlifting 674 tonnes of vital spares and equipment to forward bases. After the conflict, the Air Delivery Flight operations continued, and airlifted a further load of 401 tonnes of vitally needed stores to forward bases. By his constant endeavour and personal example, he main tained perfect coordination between the various sectors under him and kept the morale of his men at a high pitch.

For distinguished service of a high order, Squadron Leader Avenash Chandra Mehta is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.

Unit : ASTE
Reference : GoI19730622No
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