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Air Commodore Kanwar Singh

Service No & Branch 2781 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 20 Dec 1943 Course: 20 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 1975 Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Plt Offr : 20 Jun 1944Fg Offr : 20 Dec 1944Flt Lt : 20 Dec 1948Sqn Ldr : 01 Apr 1955
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1963Acting Gp Capt : 15 Feb 1965Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1967Acting Air Cmde : 08 Mar 1970
Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1971
Training and Other Courses Attended
13 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1973
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

14 May 1945 - 27 Jun 1946Plt OffrNo.2 SquadronAkyab Sqn Pliot Fm 151OTU
28 Jun 1946 - 17 Oct 1946Fg OffrNo.7 Squadron Squadron Pilot To UK
- 01 Apr 1956Sqn LdrNo.1 Air Force College 
02 Apr 1956 - 30 Sep 1956Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
01 Oct 1956 - 20 Aug 1957Sqn LdrNo.23 SquadronPune Commanding Officer
21 Aug 1957 - 21 Sep 1958Sqn LdrNo.17 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
22 Sep 1958 - 19 Jul 1959Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
20 Jul 1959 - Sqn LdrSchool of Land and Air WarfareHyderabad 
26 Aug 1964 - Gp Capt503 Signal UnitArjangarh Station Commander
04 Jan 1968 - 18 Mar 1968Gp Capt8 WingAdampur Station Commander
02 Mar 1970 - 31 Dec 1970Air CmdeAir Force Flying CollegeJodhpur Commandant
01 Jan 1971 - 22 Dec 1972Air Cmde32 WingJodhpur Air Officer Commanding
25 Nov 1973 - 31 Mar 1975Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Air Defence)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Mention in Despatches
Flt LtKanwar Singh2781 GD(P)Award Date Announced 13 Jan 1951
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 8 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeKanwar Singh2781 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Air Commodore Kanvar Singh was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force on the 20th December, 1943. He has served in five fighter and fighter bomber squadrons of the Indian Air Force, of which he has been the commander of two. He is also a qualified flying instructor and has carried out a tenure of duty in this role at an Air Force Flying Training Institution. Air Commodore Kanvar Singh has also commanded an operational wing of the Air Force and has served on the staff of Air Headquarters in various capacities. At present Air Commodore Kanvar Singh is the Air Officer Commanding of an Air Wing in the Rajasthan sector. He was incharge of all Air Force operations in this during the recent operations against Pakistan. He provided all the air support required by the Army. In addition to his own base, he exercised administrative and functional control over two forward bases. By hard work and sound planning, he brought these forward bases to a high degree of operational preparedness.

Throughout the operations, Air Commodore Kanvar Singh successfully completed all the tasks allotted to him and rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit : WAC
Reference : GoI19720126

Articles from Main Site

Airborne to Chairborne : Memoirs of a War Veteran by Gp Capt Amrik Singh Ahluwalia -
Air Commodore R H D Singh by Deepak Singh -
The Night Raiders : Good Morning Peshawar by Gp Capt Amrik Singh Ahluwalia -

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