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Wing Commander Mirgind Singh Grewal

Service No 3481 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth: 20 Dec 1924
Date Commissioned 17 May 1948 Course 44 Course
Service End Died in Service 05 Apr 1965
Remarks :
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrMirgind Singh Grewal3481 GD(P)Award Date 10 Oct 1960Announced 26 Jan 1962
Details :

On 10th October, 1960, Squadron Leader M S Grewal (3481) was detailed as the leader of a formation exercise comprising 5 aircraft. The aircraft was peeling off after completion of the exercise at a height of approximately 1000 feet when the No.2 collided with Sqn Ldr Grewal's aircraft resulting in damage to the elevator of such a nature that the control column could be moved backward with difficulty but not forward at all. The situation was further aggravated by the fact that the port drop tank was full due to failure of the fuel transfer system.

This extreme emergency, caused by no fault of his, called for the highest degree of airmanship, and Sqn Ldr Grewal by his coolness, presence of mind and skill, carried out a successful flapless landing thereby preventing what possibly could have been a fatal accident involving the total loss of the aircraft and a valuable life.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India 3rd February 1962 - No.24 - Pres/62 dated 26th January 1962

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
05 Apr 1965Otter DHC-3IM-1727Wg Cdr M S Grewal*
11WCr near Tezpur killing 4