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Group Captain Hari Mander Pal Singh Pannu

Service No 5307 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 01 Feb 1937
Date Commissioned 23 Mar 1957 Course 71 Course
Service End Retired on 16 Jul 1986
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1978Acting Gp Capt : 12 Apr 1979Gp Capt : 01 Aug 1980
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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
- Gp Capt10 WingJorhat Stn Cdr
- Gp Capt39 WingUdhampur Stn Cdr
 
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Additional Notes

Remarks: Obituary Notice (6 Dec 2010) Note added: 2010-12-13

It is my sad duty to inform everyone on these lists that my father - Gp Capt HMPS Pannu (Retd) passed away in his sleep last night (December 6th, 2010)  at our home in Ambala.

It was sudden and unexpected, he was in good health and had been playing golf almost every day.  I was expecting to see him when he came to the US in a few weeks. 
I learned a lot from him, especially an appreciation for history.  For the many friends and colleagues  , I will update you on details as soon as I know them. 
Regards
Anandeep Pannu
 

Remarks: From Wg Cdr W H Marshall Note added: 2010-12-13
I have very fond memories of him and often relied  to his sterling flying capabilities on the Super Connie when here in Pune in No.6 Sqn.
I will miss knowing that he is around to reminiscence on the old days, but I will cherish the memory of him both as a friend & exceptional pilot.
In condolence,
Wg.Cdr.W.H.Marshall VM (G) Rtd.
Remarks: Comments by Wg Cdr Gautam Guha Note added: 2010-12-13

Heart felt condonolences to whole family. Pannu sir was "ALPHA" SQN COMMANDER in NDA when I WAS  div offr in "B" SQN in 1968-69.  I  have learnt about leadership from him. It is a personal loss to me.
Wg Cdr Gautam Guha

Remarks: Comments from Air Vice Marshal Hamid Shahul Note added: 2010-12-13
I have been too shocked to hear about your beloved father HMPS sudden death. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.He was a good man and death took him away peacefully in his sleep. We joined Joint Services Wing ( National Defence Academy) in the 11th Course at Dehradun. He was, I recall, in the Fox squadron and I was in Baker. Many years later I met him when he was in 6 squadron. He was very keen in horse racing and would tell you the history of that horse and his analysis and judgement was fantastic. He did not mince his words and would not fear to tell his seniors if they were wrong . If my memory does not fail me, your dad got the Ground Subjects Trophy on passing out from the NDA from our course. We did two years. He leaves behind  large number of friends and wonderful memories to cherish. 

A common friend Wg Cdr M. Sadatulla who was the CO of 6Sqn then and your dad was his Flt Cdr and he talks of your dad in the most laudatory terms even now when we