Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Air Commodore Padam Singh Gill

Service No & Branch 1656 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 01 Jul 1922 Commissioned: 06 Jan 1941 Course: 6 Course
Service End: Retired on 04 Mar 1972 Voluntary Retirement Died on 30 Apr 2003 (81 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 06 Jul 1942Sqn Ldr : 15 Aug 1948Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1952Acting Gp Capt : 16 Jun 1958
Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1961Acting Air Cmde : 12 Jan 1963Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1965
Training and Other Courses Attended
6 DSSC (Wg Cdr) - 30 Jun 19537 NDC (Gp Capt) - 01 Dec 1967
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

06 Jan 1941 - Acting Plt OffrInitial Training School (Officers)Lahore Trainee
01 Dec 1941 - Plt OffrNo.1 SquadronPeshawar Squadron Pilot
22 Apr 1944 - Fg OffrNo.4 SquadronFeni Squadron Pilot
14 Aug 1945 - 31 Dec 1945Fg OffrNo.1 SquadronKohat Squadron Pilot
01 Jan 1946 - 19 Oct 1946Flt LtNo.3 SquadronKolar Flight Commander A Flt. To UK
19 Jul 1947 - 29 Feb 1948Sqn LdrNo.8 SquadronPune Commanding Officer
01 Nov 1947 - Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi Sqn ldr (Ground Training)
01 Apr 1951 - 11 Oct 1952Wg CdrArmament Training WingJamnagar Station Commander
26 Jan 1955 - 23 Jan 1956Wg CdrMaintenance CommandKanpur Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer
01 Mar 1956 - 30 May 1957Wg Cdr15 NCC Circle (Pepsu)Patiala Commander
09 Apr 1957 - 13 Jun 1958Wg Cdr8 WingAdampur Station Commander
19 Jun 1961 - 11 Jan 1963Gp Capt4 WingAgra Station Commander
- 01 Dec 1964Air CmdeHigh Commission of India, United KingdomLondon Air Advisor
- 04 Aug 1963Air CmdeEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Air Staff Officer
09 Jan 1968 - 26 Sep 1970Air CmdeCentral Air CommandAllahabad Senior Air Staff Officer
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Accidents and Incidents: 3

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
02 Sep 1942HurricaneAG201Plt Offr P S Gill
151OTUIAF Cr L on Aerodrom
18 Oct 1942Hurricane IAF960Fg Offr P S Gill
1 SqnEngine lost power du
30 Jul 1944Hurricane IICLD344Fg Offr P S Gill
4 SqnFL in Tamru in paddy

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