|Service No & Branch||5307 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: 01 Feb 1937||Commissioned: 23 Mar 1957||Course: 71 Course||Entry Mode : NDA|
|Service End:||Retired on 16 Jul 1986 / Died on 06 Dec 2010|
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|24 Mar 1957 - 01 Nov 1957||Plt Offr||Transport Training Wing||Begumpet||Trainee|
|01 Nov 1957 - 01 Dec 1958||Plt Offr||No.11 Squadron||Barrackpore||Squadron Pilot|
|01 Nov 1958 - 07 Jan 1962||Fg Offr||No.10 Squadron||Palam||Squadron Pilot|
|07 Jan 1962 - 01 Jun 1962||Fg Offr||Flying Instructors School||Tambaram||Instructor Trainee|
|01 Jun 1962 - 01 Aug 1963||Flt Lt||Air Force Flying College||Jodhpur||Flying Instructor|
|01 Aug 1963 - 01 Jun 1967||Flt Lt||No.1 Transport Training Wing||Begumpet||Flying Instructor|
|01 Jun 1967 - 01 Mar 1969||Sqn Ldr||Alpha Sqn, National Defence Academy||Khadakvasla||Squadron Commander|
|01 Nov 1969 - 01 Apr 1971||Sqn Ldr||No.43 Squadron||Jorhat||Flight Commander|
|01 Apr 1971 - 01 Nov 1972||Sqn Ldr||Air Force Technical College||Jalahalli||Trainee|
|01 Nov 1972 - 01 Sep 1976||Sqn Ldr||No.6 Squadron||Pune||Squadron Pilot|
|01 Sep 1976 - 01 Mar 1977||Wg Cdr||2 Wing||Pune||Chief Operations Officer|
|01 Mar 1977 - 01 Apr 1979||Wg Cdr||MoD||New Delhi||Cabb Sectt|
|01 Apr 1979 - 01 May 1980||Gp Capt||39 Wing||Udhampur||OC IACC|
|28 Aug 1980 - 19 Aug 1981||Gp Capt||10 Wing||Jorhat||Station Commander|
|01 Aug 1981 - 01 Sep 1982||Gp Capt||Training Command||Bangalore||STO (F) 1|
|01 Sep 1982 - 01 Mar 1986||Gp Capt||Maritime Air Operations||Bombay||Senior Air Staff Officer|
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|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.
|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.
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.
|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