A chronological, sequential narrative of the salient points in the IAF’s existence, from it’s pre-conception right up to the early part of the 21st century. It is written with a minimum of technical or political detail or professional jargon, and in an ‘easy to read’ format which should make it interesting reading for all levels of aviation and military enthusiasts!
Henry Jesuadian was born 1940, Bombay (Mumbai) India. Primary education Company school, Anglo-Iranian Oil Co Iran, where father was employed. Family had connections to Indian armed forces Iran/Palestine. Fleeing Iran in 1950 during the first anti-Shah revolution, the family resettled in India by choice, despite having British passports. Continued education at Bishop Cotton Boys’ High School, Bangalore, and earned European Secondary School Certificate in 1956.Obtained some flying experience in light aircraft.
Unable to continue career in Air Force due to active parental objection. Entered civilian workforce, ultimately rising to Senior Executive level.
Married in 1963. Took Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Karnataka University, Dharwar. Gained gliding experience, including surviving near-fatal crashlanding. An opportunity to settle in Australia arose. Migrated to Sydney, Australia, at end-1973, with wife and infant daughter. Son born in 1974.
Qualification not recognised, embarked on new profession in Accounting, achieving Project Accounting Management level, retiring in 2008 as Forensic Accountant. Was and is involved in many community activities, membership of BCBHS Old Boys’ Association, guest membership of IAF Sydney Group, membership of PROBUS (Professional & Businessmen’s) club including on Executive Committee, Senior Citizens’ Club, Over 55s ‘Club etc.
Hobbies include snooker, military history particularly the Indian Air Force, general reading, art (painting and drawing) and writing, and spending time with family and five grandchildren.
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Author: Henry Jesuadian