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Air Marshal Trilochan Singh

Service No 5043 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 28 Apr 1935
Date Commissioned 14 Jan 1956 Course 67 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Apr 1993
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1976Acting Gp Capt : 05 Sep 1977Gp Capt : 29 Aug 1979Air Cmde : 02 Jul 1984
AVM : 01 Mar 1988Air Marshal : 28 Feb 1991
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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

29 Jul 1974 - 31 Aug 1977Wg CdrNo. 7 SquadronChandigarh CO
05 Sep 1977 - 20 Oct 1980Gp Capt16 WingHashimara Stn Cdr
- Air CmdeEmbassy of India, FranceParis Air Attache
- 22 Jun 1991AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Ops)
23 Jun 1991 - 30 Sep 1991Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi IG(FS)
07 Oct 1991 - 30 Apr 1993Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi DCAS
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 4
Vir Chakra
Flt LtTrilochan Singh5043 GD(P)Award Date 01 Sep 1965Announced 10 Sep 1965
Details :

During the recent operational against Pakistan, Flight Lieutenant Trilochan Singh who was Deputy Flight Commander in an Operational Squadron, flew 14 operational sorties. He carried out his mission with great determination and courage in the face of heavy enemy ground fire and air opposition and succeeded in destroying a considerable number of camouflaged tanks and heavy guns. He gave effective air support to our ground forces and carried out successful air strikes on enemy armour, troops concentrations and convoys.

Throughout the operations, Flight Lieutenant Trilochan Singh displayed courage, determination and professional skill of a high order.

Unit : 3 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 1st January 1966 - No.131 - Pres/65 dated 10th September 1965
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrTrilochan Singh5043 F(P)Award Date 16 Jan 1975Announced 26 Jan 1976
Details : Wing Commander Trilochan Singh was detailed to carry out a night practice interception sortie on a supersonic aircraft on 16th January, 1975. While returning to base after completion of the exercise, he heard a loud bang from the intake followed by a bright flash around the aircraft. Wing Commander Trilochan Singh reacted in a most cool and calm manner and tried to analyse the occurrence. He noticed that the engine Rotation Per Minute was rapidly falling down and the engine eventually flamed out completely. He relit the engine and handling it carefully and calmly, successfully landed the aircraft at the base. Wing Commander Trilochan Singh has a distinguished record of accident free flying and has flown more than 3000 hours on jets including more than 1300 hours on supersonic aircraft. Wing Commander Trilochan Singh thus displayed courage, presence of mind. professional skill and devotion to duty of high order.
Unit : 7 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd January 1977 - No.5- Pres/77 dated 26th January 1976
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptTrilochan Singh5043 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1980Announced 26 Jan 1980
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalTrilochan Singh5043 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1991Announced 26 Jan 1991
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