Arjan Singh Aulakh
Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh Aulakh DFC. is the only officer of the Indian Air Force who was given a Five Star General's rank; equal to a Field Marshal.
He was born on April 15, 1919 in Lyalpur, in a Jat Sikh Aulakh family, and educated at Montgomery India (now in Pakistan). He entered the RAF College Cranwell in 1938 and was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in December 1939. He led No.1 Squadron, Indian Air Force into command during the Arakan Campaign in 1944. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) in 1944, and commanded the Indian Air Force Exhibition Flight in 1945. He was Chief of the Air Staff or CAS, from August 1]], 1964 to July 15, 1969, and was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1965. He was Lt. Governor of Delhi and was made Marshal of the Air Force in January, 2002.
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