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Flight Lieutenant Amerjit Singh Gill

Service No 6147 Branch GD(P)

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Date of Birth:
Date Commissioned 31 May 1961 Course 79 Course
Service End Retired on 12 Jan 1968
Remarks : Dismissed from service
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Fg OffrAmerjit Singh Gill6147 GD(P)Award Date Announced 01 Jan 1966
Details :

Flying Officer Amarjit Singh Gill was one of a small number of pilots who were sent into Chhamb sector to provide air cover to our troops and establish air superiority. Unmindful of personal safety, he flew repeated missions in the area and engaged the enemy on a number of occasions. On 3rd September, 1965, he was engaged by Pakistani Sabres and a F-104, which fired air-to-air missiles.

Unit : 23 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th February 1966 - No.14-Pres/66 dated 1st January 1966