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Air Marshal Sherwin Derek Leslie Tully

Service No & Branch 5270 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 17 Mar 1937 Commissioned: 30 Nov 1956 Course: 70 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 1995 Superannuated Died on 10 Nov 2016 (79 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 30 Nov 1961Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1977Acting Gp Capt : 22 Apr 1981Gp Capt : 22 Apr 1981
Air Cmde : 16 Jul 1985AVM : 01 Feb 1990Acting Air Marshal : 01 Jul 1992Air Marshal : 01 Jul 1992
C-in-C : 03 Sep 1993
Training and Other Courses Attended
28 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 09 Dec 197229 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1989
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 Jan 1968 - 01 Jan 1970Flt LtIraq AFIraq Flying Instructor
01 Aug 1971 - 01 Mar 1972Sqn LdrNo.122 (Ad-Hoc) SquadronJaisalmer Squadron Pilot
21 Nov 1976 - 03 Dec 1978Wg CdrNo.27 Squadron Commanding Officer
16 Apr 1981 - 16 Jul 1983Gp CaptInstitute of Aerospace SafetyAirHQ Commandant
18 Jul 1983 - 30 Sep 1983Gp CaptFighter Training WingHakimpet Commandant
01 Oct 1983 - 16 Dec 1984Gp CaptAFS HakimpetHakimpet Station Commander
- Air CmdeTraining CommandBangalore Command Flying Training Officer
17 Dec 1984 - 09 Feb 1986Air CmdeAFS HakimpetHakimpet Air Officer Commanding
18 Feb 1988 - 23 Dec 1988Air Cmde11 WingTezpur Air Officer Commanding
01 Feb 1990 - 24 May 1992AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Director Training
01 May 1992 - 30 Jun 1992AVMTraining CommandBangalore Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Jul 1992 - 31 Aug 1993Air MarshalTraining CommandBangalore Senior Air Staff Officer
03 Sep 1993 - 31 Mar 1995Air MarshalSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Mention in Despatches
Sqn LdrSherwin Derek Leslie Tully5270 F(P)Award Date Announced 23 Jun 1972
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 122 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalSherwin Derek Leslie Tully5270 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1993Announced 26 Jan 1993
Details :

Air Marshal Sherwin Derek Lelie Tully was commissioned in the Indian Air Force on 30th November, 1956. A graduate of the National Defence College and Defence Services Staff College and a fighter pilot of repute, he has held a variety of important command and staff appointments with distinction.

During the Indo-Pal Conflict, he displayed conspicuous courage and bravery. He later commanded a front-line fighter squadron when he used his initiative and innovativeness in bringing about noticeable improvements in operational standards.

On elevation to the rank of Air Vice Marshal, he took over as Director of Training at Air Headquarters where he ensured that training processes and methodologies remained in tune with the requirements of the Indian Air Force. Promoted to the rank of Air Marshal in 1992, he was appointed as Senior Air Staff Officer at Headquarters Training Command. He guided and supervised the updating of the training plan and with his dedication and involvement, made significant contribution towards improving the training in all aspects.

Air Marshal Sherwin Derek Lelie Tully has, thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19930126
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