Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Squadron Leader Hamir Singh Mangat

Service No & Branch 5226 F(N)
Date of Birth: 22 Dec 1934 Commissioned: 25 Aug 1956 Course: 11 NAV Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 1977 Died on 20 Jan 2022 (88 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 25 Aug 1961
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

15 Jan 1973 - Sqn LdrHALBangalore 
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vir Chakra
Flt LtHamir Singh Mangat5226 GD(N)Award Date 06 Sep 1965Announced 22 Sep 1965
Details :

During the recent operations against Pakistan, Flight Lieutenant Hamir Singh Mangat, a Navigator in an Operational Bomber Squadron, successfully navigated by day and night a number of leader and marker aircraft on hazardous offensive and tactical close support missions deep into enemy territory. Despite intense enemy fire and grave danger to his personal safety, he struck to his post with cool courage and firm determination and accurately navigated the aircraft to their targets to carry out their vital missions.

Throughout the operations Flight Lieutenant Hamir Singh Mangat displayed courage and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 5 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 1st January 1966 - No.133 - Pres/65 dated 22nd September 1965
Mention in Despatches
Sqn LdrHamir Singh Mangat5226 F(N)Award Date Announced 23 Jun 1972
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972
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