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Squadron Leader Subramanian Srinivasa Rathnam

Service No & Branch 6010 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 15 Dec 1960 Course: 78 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1977 Released to Air India Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 15 Dec 1961Flt Lt : 15 Dec 1965
Training and Other Courses Attended
29 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Dec 1973
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 Sep 1966 - 14 Jun 1970Flt LtAirHQ Communications SquadronPalam Squadron Pilot
15 Jun 1970 - Sqn LdrAirHQ Communications SquadronPalam Squadron Pilot
13 Jan 1976 - 22 Dec 1976Sqn LdrNo.171 FlightHindon Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrSubramanian Srinivasa Rathnam6010 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details : Squadron Leader Subramaniam Srinivasa Rathnam was posted to Air Headquarters Communication Squadron in August 1966 and has since flown 2400 hours. Prior to his joining this unit he had flown over 3000 hours in five vears, of which 2000 hours were over NEFA aittd Naga hills area. Apart from his outstanding keenness for flying, he proved his professional ability by obtaining 'A' transport category and check Pilot's endorsement on CARIBOU aircraft when he had only 4 years of total service. On posting to Air Headquarters Communication Squadron, he began conversion on to a type of aircraft he had not flown previously. He was the first pilot selected for conversion on TU 124 aircraft and has since obtained 'A' transport category on this type also. He has flown over 6200 hours in his service career.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Subramaniam Srinivasa Rathnam displayed courage and devotion to duty.

Unit : AHQ Comm Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 23rd March 1974 - No.34 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1973

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
01 Jan 1964Caribou DHC-4BM-772Fg Offr Subramanian Srinivasa Rathnam
Fg Offr Tiwari
33 SqnDNE. crash landed at
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