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Wing Commander Onkar Singh Wadhawan

Service No 4899 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 02 Jan 1930
Date Commissioned 16 Apr 1955 Course 65 Course
Service End Retired on 02 Dec 1976 / Died on 11 Feb 2016
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1975
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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 Aug 1966 - 01 Oct 1966Sqn LdrNo.4 SquadronChandigarh CO
06 Nov 1966 - 29 Mar 1968Sqn LdrNo.47 SquadronHashimara CO
17 Jul 1972 - 21 May 1973Wg CdrNo.108 Squadron CO
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrOnkar Singh Wadhawan4899 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details :

Squadron Leader Onkar Singh Wadhawan, in his seventeen years of commissioned service, has commanded two fighter squadrons and has served as Officer-in-Charge Flying of a fighter base. He has a total of 3799.45 hours of flying. His flying record has been accident free. As Flight Commander in an operational squadron, he has been responsible for conducting the conversion training of pilots onto advanced supersonic aircraft. His instructional flying ability on the aircraft is of an exceptional order. He has seldom worked less than 9 hours a day, driven by his keenness for perfection at work and faultless completion of his duties as a Flight Commander.

Squadron Leader Onkar Singh Wadhwan's exceptional professional ability and skill in the air, tremendous keenness for flying and remarkable thoroughness in all his work on the ground, are of special significance to the Air Force.

Unit : 221 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 23rd March 1974 - No.34 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1973