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Group Captain Gurdip Singh

Service No 3944 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 26 Jan 1928
Date Commissioned 14 Oct 1950 Course 53 Course
Service End Retired on 19 Nov 1976
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1967Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1972
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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
01 Dec 1965 - 28 Jun 1967Wg CdrNo.44 SquadronChandigarh CO
- Gp CaptTransport Training WingBangalore Stn Cdr
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrGurdip Singh3944 GD(P)Award Date 21 Oct 1962Announced 01 Jan 1965
Details : Sqn Ldr Gurdip Singh is the Filght Commander of a Transport Unit in Ladakh. After the declaration of emergency, in addition to his administrative responsibilties, he undertook a large number of hazardous sorties personally, before entrusting them to the pilots under his command. So far he has done over 4000 hours of lfying, of which 1200 hours were flown in forward areas. He has also carried out several supplly missions on advance landing grounds. Sqn Ldr Gurdip Singh was among the experienced pilots who airlifted tanks to Chushul and Leh in 1962-63. Recemtly , when an aircraft was held up at Leh due to engine trouble, he retrieved it from that area. He also acted as the Training Officer of his squadron and achieved remarkable success. Throughout, Sqn Ldr Gurdip Singh displayed a high standard of professional skill and devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force
Unit : 44 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India 13th March 1965 - No.20 - Pres/65 dated 1st January 1965.