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Air Marshal Randhir Singh

Service No 2135 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 01 Jan 1922
Date Commissioned 21 Dec 1942 Course 15 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Apr 1978
Remarks :
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

11 Apr 1944 - 20 Jun 1947Plt OffrNo.3 Squadron, RIAFKohat To 7Sqn
15 Jul 1951 - 01 Jun 1952Sqn LdrNo.2 SquadronPalam CO
01 May 1959 - 01 Dec 1959Sqn LdrNo.106 SquadronAgra CO
01 Dec 1959 - 01 Nov 1962Wg CdrNo.106 SquadronAgra CO
- Gp Capt17 WingGorakhpur Stn Cdr
01 Jul 1970 - Air Cmde8 WingAdampur AOC
01 Mar 1976 - 13 Sep 1976Air MshlNo.1 Operations Group (EAC)Jodhpur AOC
30 Sep 1976 - 30 Apr 1978Air MshlTraining CommandBangalore AOC-in-C
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vir Chakra
Flt LtRandhir Singh2135 GD(P)Award Date 20 Mar 1947Announced 20 Nov 1950
Details :

Flt. Lt. (now Wg. Cdr.) Randhir Singh (2135) flew 185 hours of Operational flying in close support of our troops while commanding a flight of a ground attack Squadron during the Jammu and Kashmir Operations.

He always set a magnificent example by engaging targets with vigour and zeal in spite of his aircraft being hit by enemy fire on several occasions. His leadership, coolness and courage in the face of enemy, inspired confidence in other pilots of the Squadron.

For the outstanding services rendered by him during the Kashmir Operations, he has been awarded the Vir Chakra.

Unit : 7 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 20th November 1950 - No.13 - Pres dated 15th November 1950
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptRandhir Singh2135 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1970Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India : No.10 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Randhir Singh2135 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details : AIR COMMODORE RANDHIR SINGH, AVSM, VR C. (2135) F (P): During the recent Indo-Pak hostilities Air Commodore Randhir Singh was in command of a forward base [Adampur] in the Western Sector. He planned the defence of his base so meticulously that the enemy's Air Force was unable to attack it in any manner. As the operations progressed, he, not only frustrated the enemy's evil designs by capturing some of the agents, but was able to organise the support- ing services on the base so well that all through the operations the squadrons could provide the desired number of close support and offensive sorties with utmost effectiveness inspite of the stiff enemy opposition. His untiring zeal and outstanding leadership was an example to all personnel during the difficult days of the conflict. His overall contribution towards the air operations in the Western Sector was most commendable. He rendered distinguished services of the most exceptional order.
Unit : AFS Adampur
Reference : Indian Armed Forces Year Book 1972

Accidents and Incidents: 3

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
12 May 1946Spitfire VIIIcMT744Fg Offr Randhir Singh
3Sntacruz UC failed to lock down - collapse on lan
18 Jun 1947Tempest IIPR596Flt Lt Randhir Singh
3Miranshah - ac ran off runway and into ditch after
20 Jun 1947Tempest IIPR855Flt Lt Randhir Singh
3Miranshah - uc collapse on ldg