Memoirs of a Spanner My Story

by Air Cmde K Sanjeevan (Retd.)


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Summary of the Book

This book is about the experiences of an eighty-four-year-old retired officer of the Indian Air Force. He joined the Royal Indian Air Force in 1949 and retired as an Air Commodore from the Indian Air Force in 1986. The book includes his life as an enlisted airman, his experiences as a qualified engineering officer in helicopter, transport and fighter squadrons, his training at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, and subsequent staff appointments, and about his tenure as a military diplomat at the Indian Embassy in Moscow and appointment as the commanding officer of an Air Force Station. Details of his life as an executive in Daimler–Benz Aerospace for a decade after retirement are also mentioned in the narrative.

About the Author

Air Commodore K Sanjeevan VSM was commissioned as a triple trophy winner from the Air Force Technical College, Bangalore in November 1958. He worked as an Engineering Officer and Flight Engineer on various types of aircraft. After a number of staff appointments, he was posted as the Deputy Air Attaché at the Embassy of India in Moscow. After a three-year tenure in Moscow, he was appointed as the Commanding Officer of Air Force Station, Sulur at Coimbatore. He retired as the Command Engineering Officer of Headquarters Western Air Command in August 1986.

After his retirement, he joined Daimler–Benz Aerospace as the Product Support Manager, where he worked for ten years. He is an MSc in Defence Studies, a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers and an Associate Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, London. He lives in Bangalore and is engaged in some voluntary activities.

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