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Air Chief Marshal Dilbagh Singh

Service No 2998 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 10 Mar 1926
Date Commissioned 04 Sep 1944 Course 26 Course
Service End Retired on 03 Sep 1984 / Died on 09 Feb 2001
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1964Acting Gp Capt : 12 Jan 1966Acting Air Cmde : 25 Jul 1970Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1972
Acting AVM : 16 Feb 1976AVM : 01 Oct 1976Acting Air Marshal : 04 Sep 1978Air Marshal : 04 Sep 1978
C-in-C : 04 Sep 1978Air Chief Marshal : 01 Sep 1981
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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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
22 May 1945 - Plt OffrNo.1 Squadron, RIAFKohat 
15 May 1946 - 16 Aug 1946Plt OffrNo.3 Squadron, RIAFKolar Fm 1Sqn to UK
01 Aug 1955 - 01 Feb 1956Sqn LdrNo.2 SquadronPalam CO
14 Feb 1957 - 26 Mar 1959Sqn LdrNo.1 SquadronKalaikunda CO
01 Jan 1961 - 01 Dec 1961Wg CdrArmament Training WingJamnagar CI
02 Mar 1962 - 14 Mar 1965Wg CdrNo.28 SquadronChandigarh CO
15 Mar 1965 - 01 Dec 1965Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi DD (Weapons)
06 Jan 1966 - 30 Apr 1969Gp Capt9 WingHalwara Stn Cdr
01 Sep 1970 - Air Cmde2 WingLohegaon (Pune) AOC
10 Jan 1974 - 10 Feb 1976Air Cmde7 WingAmbala AOC
01 Jan 1976 - AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi SASO
14 Sep 1976 - 28 Aug 1978Air MshlNo.1 Operations Group (EAC)Jodhpur AOC
04 Sep 1978 - 31 Dec 1980Air MshlWestern Air CommandDelhi AOC-in-C
01 Sep 1981 - 03 Sep 1984Air Chf MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi CAS
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 4
    
Mention in Despatches
Fg OffrDilbagh Singh2998 GD(P)Award Date Announced 13 Jan 1951
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : AFS Ambala
Reference : Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrDilbagh Singh2998 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details :

Wing Commander Dilbagh Singh took over command of the fighter Squadron of MIG-21 on its formation in March 1963, and in spite of the difficulties of a new unit, Wing Commander Dilbagh Singh achieved combat readiness and operational efficiency of his unit in the shortest possible time. In addition to the Squadron training he also had to undertake the training of the newly posted Pilots. Wing Commander Dilbagh Singh has to his credit 4400 hours of accident free flying on single-engined aircraft of which about 1000 hours are on jet fighters alone, which is a very creditable achievement. By his exceptional skill, zeal and enthusiasm, Wing Commander Dilbagh Singh converted his unit in a well-knit team of officers and airmen. Wing Commander Dilbagh Singh displayed commendable professional skill and devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.

Unit : 28 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th February 1966 - No.14-Pres/66 dated 1st January 1966
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeDilbagh Singh2998 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1971Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India : No.27 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalDilbagh Singh2998 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1979Announced 26 Jan 1979
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
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