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Group Captain Charanjit Singh

Service No 4823 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 26 Aug 1932
Date Commissioned 06 Nov 1954 Course 64 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Aug 1982 / Died on 24 Jun 1984
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 06 Nov 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1975Acting Gp Capt : 30 Jan 1978Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1978
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 May 1972 - 01 Jul 1974Wg CdrNo.106 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
- Gp Capt17 WingGorakhpur Station Commander
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 3
   
Mention in Despatches
Sqn LdrCharanjit Singh4823 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 5 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 5th November 1966 - No.77 - Pres/66 dated 27th October 1966
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrCharanjit Singh4823 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1971Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details :

Squadron Leader Charanjit Singh (4823) General Duties (Pilot) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force on 6th November, 1954.

During his service career, Squadron Leader Charanjit Singh has creditably filled a number of flying appointments. In recognition of his professional ability he was selected to undergo a Pilot Attack Instructors' Course and subsequently was posted as OfficerIncharge of the Pilot Attack Instructors' Flight. Later, he became a successful bomber pilot and in that capacity was sent to Congo in 1961-62 as a member of the United Nations Peace Keeping Contingent. He also took active part in the Indo-Pakistan conflict of 1965 and was 'Mentioned in Despatches'.

Recently while serving with an operational unit, Squadron Leader Charanjit Singh carried out a large number of flights in inclement weather over very hazardous terrain to successfully complete tasks of national importance. Throughout disregarding his personal safety and comfort, he has set a standard of professional skill and devotion to duty for others to emulate.

Unit : 106 Sqn
Reference : GoI19710126
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrCharanjit Singh4823 F(P)Award Date Announced 21 Dec 1971
Details : During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron leader Charanjit Singh undertook a large number of missions over enemy territory and brought back very valuable information on enemy targets and dispositions which have greatly helped in the successful planning and execution of operations. With full knowledge of the dangers involved, he volunteered and undertook these missions cheerfully. In these missions, he penetrated deep into enemy territory fearlessly during day time.

Throughout, Squadron leader Charanjit Singh displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 106 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972