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Air Marshal Ranjit Singh Bedi

Service No 5120 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 26 Nov 1935
Date Commissioned 01 Apr 1956 Course 68 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Nov 1993
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1977Acting Gp Capt : 24 Apr 1978Gp Capt : 18 Sep 1979Acting Air Cmde : 06 Feb 1984
Air Cmde : 19 Oct 1984AVM : 01 Feb 1989Air Marshal : 27 May 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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
05 Mar 1975 - 20 Nov 1976Wg CdrNo.27 Squadron CO
- Gp Capt503 Signal UnitArjangarh Stn Cdr
- Gp Capt35 WingSuratgarh Stn Cdr
06 Jan 1984 - 10 Feb 1986Air Cmde9 WingHalwara AOC
- Air MshlIntegrated Defence StaffDelhi DG (DPS)
- Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong SASO
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrRanjit Singh Bedi5120 F(P)Award Date 23 Jan 1970Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details :

On 23rd January 1970, Squadron Leader Ranjit Singh Bedi was leading a formation of four aircraft during a rehearsal of the Republic Day Flypast. When on the final run in, at approximately 500 ft above ground level, the port stabilator of his aircraft was hit and damaged by another aircraft in the formation, causing it to roll over on to its back. He showed remarkable presence of mind and professional skill in regaining control of his aircraft and thereby averting a serious mishap. He has been a Flight Commander in a Fighter Squadron for over three years. He has successfully converted a large number of pilots on the type of aircraft with which his Squadron is equipped.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Ranjit Singh Bedi displayed professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : 45 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 4th September 1971 - No.53 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMRanjit Singh Bedi5120 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1990Announced 26 Jan 1990
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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