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Air Marshal Gurbachan Singh

Service No 1779 Branch LGS
Date of Birth: 28 Nov 1918
Date Commissioned 17 Dec 1941 Course
Service End Retired on 26 Nov 1974 / Died on 26 Jul 2008
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 17 Dec 1942Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Sqn Ldr : 15 Aug 1949Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1953
Acting Gp Capt : 15 Dec 1953Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1957Acting Air Cmde : 19 Dec 1962Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1964
Acting AVM : 25 May 1967AVM : 01 Apr 1968Air Marshal : 26 Jun 1972C-in-C : 24 Mar 1971
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

18 Sep 1943 - Plt OffrNo.7 Squadron, RIAFCampbellpore 
01 Mar 1945 - 01 Aug 1945Flt LtNo.22 Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation UnitDrigh Road 
- Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Equipments A)
19 Dec 1962 - Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Equipments)
01 Jan 1970 - 23 Mar 1971AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Logistics and Maint
24 Mar 1971 - 31 Mar 1973Air MshlMaintenance CommandNagpur Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
01 Apr 1973 - 26 Nov 1974Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Maintenance
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Gurbachan Singh1779 EQPTAward Date 26 Jan 1967Announced 26 Jan 1967
Details :

Air Commodore Gurbachan Singh was commissioned in the Air Force in 1941. He has held important appointments in Air Headquarters and in the Command of various Air Force Units. He attended the Defence Services Staff College Course, at Wellington in 1952-53. He took over the appointment of Director of Equipment at Air Headquarters in December, 1962. Under his able guidance, the equipment staff ensured even flow of equipment and fuel to the operational units in the forward areas during September, 1965 operations on our borders. With the procurement of new types of aircraft and equipment, it became necessary to assess our requirement for spares and this task has been performed by him creditably.

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Reference : GoI19670126