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Wing Commander Har Mohan Singh Chatwal

Service No & Branch 4198 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))

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Date of Birth: 08 Dec 1930 Commissioned: 22 Dec 1951 Course: 56 Course
Service End: Retired on 05 Feb 1976 Voluntary Retirement Died on 19 May 2017 (87 Years age) Nick Name : Harry
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 22 Jan 1953Flt Lt : 22 Jan 1957Sqn Ldr : 22 Jan 1963Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1969
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jan 1957 - 01 Jan 1959Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
- 01 Dec 1971Wg Cdr8 WingAdampur Chief Operations Officer
15 Apr 1967 - 01 Jul 1970Wg CdrNo.7 SquadronHindon/ Bagdogra Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrHar Mohan Singh Chatwal4198 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details : Wing Commander Chatwal commanded an operational squadron for three years. He has also been a Flight Commander in three operational squadrons and has to his credit over 4500 hours of accident free flying on fighter aircraft. His inspiring leadership made his squadron, the pride of the command and it led both in training and in operational performance. The colour-trailing aerobatic team was another feather in his Squadrons cap which made it one of the foremost units in the Air Force.

Awarded the Vayu Sena Medal for professional ability and exceptional devotion to duty.

Unit : 7 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 4th September 1971 - No.53 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrHar Mohan Singh Chatwal4198 F(P)Award Date 22 Jun 1972Announced 22 Jun 1972
Details :

Wing Commander Har Mohan Singh Chatwal during Indo-Pak war of 1971 planned the working of airfield services in an exemplary manner and ensured the smooth launching and recovery of aircraft. He also effectively coordinated and controlled defensive measures in the air and on ground. Awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal for excellent coordination and distinguished service of a high order.

Unit : 8 Wing
Reference : GoI19720622No85
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