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Air Commodore Herbert Moel David

Service No & Branch 5179 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 06 Aug 1936 Commissioned: 25 Aug 1956 Course: 69 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 1990 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 25 Aug 1957Flt Lt : 25 Aug 1961Sqn Ldr : 25 Aug 1967Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1977
Acting Gp Capt : 05 May 1980Gp Capt : 04 Nov 1980Air Cmde : 16 Jul 1985
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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 May 1974Sqn LdrNo.21 SquadronGorakhpur Flight Commander
- 01 Dec 1975Sqn LdrNo.9 SquadronHindon Flight Commander
23 Jun 1975 - 06 Jun 1977Wg CdrNo.18 SquadronSrinagar Commanding Officer
14 Apr 1980 - 04 Sep 1983Gp Capt11 Forward Base Support UnitSuratgarh Station Commander
17 Sep 1984 - 18 Nov 1984Gp CaptWestern Air CommandDelhi Air-I
19 Nov 1984 - 17 Feb 1986Air CmdeWestern Air CommandDelhi Air-I
16 Aug 1988 - 31 Aug 1990Air CmdeAdvance HQ, Central Air CommandLucknow Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptHerbert Moel David5179 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1984Announced 26 Jan 1984
Details :

Group Captain Herbert Moel David was commissioned in the Air Force in Aug 56. A fighter pilot of proven merit, he has been senor flight commander of two front line fighter squadrons and commanded with distinction an operational fighter squadron.

Since April 80, Gp Capt H. M. David has been station commander of a forward base. In fact this officer volunteered to extend his tenure at this hard Station to complete the first phase of its development into a mini Wing. During this period Gp Capt David has brought about several improvements at the base which can easily be seen in all echelons of activity. Particular mention needs to be made of the operational set up, the fact that the Station successfully accommodated and launched a very large number of aircraft and personnel during major joint exercises. On the domestic front he expanded all facilities with intelligence and in keeping with the needs of the community. He worked without flagging for long hours to achieve this and the fact that he volunteered to extend his stay speaks of his devotion and will to get things done.

For his distinguished service of a high order, the President, is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Ground Captain Herbert Moel David.

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Reference : GoI19840126
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