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Air Commodore Hardyal Singh Dhillon

Service No 3237 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 01 Feb 1927
Date Commissioned 17 Sep 1945 Course 35 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Mar 1977
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 17 Sep 1950Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1964Acting Gp Capt : 13 Aug 1966Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1968
Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1973
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Nov 1946 - Act Plt OffrNo. 6 Squadron, RIAF fm RAF Amb
01 Feb 1963 - 03 Dec 1965Wg CdrNo.43 Squadron CO
- 01 Dec 1975Air CmdeAdvance HQ, Central Air CommandLucknow AOC
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrHardyal Singh Dhillon3237 GD(P)Award Date 18 Dec 1961Announced 26 Jan 1963
Details :

Squadron Leader Hardyal Singh Dhillon was commander of a transport flight operating from Jamnagar during the Goa Operations. He had to fly continuous ferry trips to all parts of India to bring in vitally needed spare parts required for the operations. On 18 December 1961 with a large quantity of ammunition and explosives aboard, he made a successful landing at an unfamiliar airfield with no night landing facilities. Squadron Leader Dhillon displayed commendable courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India 26th January 1963 - No. 10-Pres/63 dated 26th January, 1963
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrHardyal Singh Dhillon3237 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1965Announced 26 Jan 1965
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 43 Squadron
Reference : Gazette of India , 13th March 1965 - No.16 - Pres/65 dated 26th January 1965.