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Squadron Leader Harchand Singh Gill

Service No 2862 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth: 23 Feb 1923
Date Commissioned 12 Mar 1944 Course
Service End Died in Service 23 Jun 1954
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

12 Jul 1945 - 01 Jun 1947Plt OffrNo.7 Squadron, RIAF fm 151OTU to 12Sqn
01 Jun 1947 - 12 Aug 1947Fg OffrNo.6 Squadron, RIAFMauripur 
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Mention in Despatches
Flt LtHarchand Singh Gill2862 GD(P)Award Date Announced 13 Jan 1951
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 12 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Sqn LdrHarchand Singh Gill2862 GD(P)Award Date 10 Oct 1953Announced 26 Jan 1961
Details : In October 1953 a composite column of Assam Rifles and a Civil Administration Party was attacked by armed Tagins and some officers and men killed. In the operation launched against them, Squadron Leader H S Gill was in command of the detachment of Dakotas for the air-landing of the troops. The work of air landing personnel and supplies on the two small available landing grounds was difficult, Notwithstanding the difficulties, Squadron Leader Gill with his keen enthusiasm, boundless energy and courage personally carried out the major portion of the landings at Doporijo, By his tireless work, the airlift which had appeared impossible, became a reality. He showed courage and devotion to duty of the highest order.
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Reference : Gazette of India 28th January 1961 - No.7 - Pres/61 dated 26th January 1961