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Air Marshal Bawa Sampuran Singh Bedi

Service No & Branch 1795 AE(M) (Orig: GD(O))
Date of Birth: 23 Sep 1920 Commissioned: 19 Jan 1942 Course: 7 OBS Course
Service End: Retired on 20 Sep 1976 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 05 Apr 1943Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1949Sqn Ldr : 15 Aug 1956Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1961
Acting Gp Capt : 01 Feb 1961Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1965Acting Air Cmde : 12 Aug 1965Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1968
Acting Air Marshal : 02 Jan 1974Air Marshal : 28 Feb 1975
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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

22 Apr 1942 - 30 Jun 1943Plt OffrNo.4 SquadronKohat Admin To UK
22 Nov 1943 - Plt OffrNo.2 SquadronKohat Equipment Officer
24 May 1944 - 21 Dec 1944Fg OffrNo.1 Air Gunnery SchoolBairagarh 
01 Jan 1962 - 01 Dec 1963Gp CaptInstitution of Aviation MedicinePune Director of Studies (Air)
01 Jul 1971 - 28 Jan 1973Air CmdeCentral Air CommandAllahabad Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
27 Jan 1973 - 09 Apr 1974Air CmdeAFS ChakeriKanpur Air Officer Commanding
10 Apr 1974 - 30 Apr 1975AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Engineering
01 Mar 1975 - 20 Sep 1976Air MarshalPSO: Maintenance, Air HQDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Maintenance
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeBawa Sampuran Singh Bedi1795 AEMAward Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Air Commodore Bawa Sampuran Singh Bedi was commissioned in the erstwhile Technical Armament Branch of the Indian Air Force in January, 1942. He served with a√ā¬≠number of operational wings, stations and explosives storage units before being taken on to the staff of a Command Headquarters and at Air Headquarters. He has served as the Deputy Director of Studies (Air) at the Institute of Armament Studies and with the Department of Defence production. He also served as the Chief Inspector of Maintenance and Director of Engineering at Air Headquarters. He is at present working as the Senior Maintenance Staff Officer at Headquarters Central Air Command. He had to face numerous problems arising out of the re√ā¬≠organisation of the Command. As the Senior Maintenance Staff Officer he was responsible for bringing about the technical co√ā¬≠ordination necessary for the maintenance of the formations and units in the Command. He accomplished the task of improving the serviceability of all the aircraft types in the Command, thereby enabling the achievement of squadron tasks. The successes achieved by fighter, bomber, transport and maritime reconnaissance squadrons of the Command are, in no small measure, due to his careful planning and provisioning of technical and logistic support to them. Throughout his career, and especially in the recent conflict with Pakistan, Air Commodore Bawa Sampuran Singh Bedi ably handled all the assignments given to him. He has rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19720126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalBawa Sampuran Singh Bedi1795 AEMAward Date 26 Jan 1976Announced 26 Jan 1976
Details :

Air Marshal Bawa Sampuran Singh Bedi was commissioned, in of the Air Force on 19th January, 1942 in the Flying Branch of the Air Force as a Navigator. He volunteered for training as a Technical Armament Officer. During his service career he has held with distinction a very wide variety of responsible appointments within the service and in the Defence Research and Development Organisation under the Ministry of Defence. Prior to taking over as Air Officer-in-charge, Maintenance at Air Headquarters, he served as Air Officer Commanding of the largest repair and overhaul complex of the Indian Air Force. For his excellent handling of that assignment he was appointed Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Engineering). These appointments were handled by him with efficiency, a spirit of dedication and confidence. As Air Officer-in-charge Maintenance, he has brought about significant changes in a scientific and methodical manner covering various facets of technology and logistics in the Air Force. With untiring zeal and understanding of human character and personal example, he has been instrumental in infusing among his subordinates' team spirit and the desire to innovate and successfully meet the challenges of modern technology and weapon systems. This has led to improved maintenance standards in the Air Force.

Throughout, Air Marshal Bawa Sampuran Singh Bedi rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19760126
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