Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Wing Commander Sadhu Singh Gill

Service No & Branch 6770 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 10 Nov 1962 Course: 82 Course
Service End: Died in Service 17 Jul 1987 Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : 1265 landings at leh airfield
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 10 Nov 1963Wg Cdr : 13 May 1983
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrSadhu Singh Gill6770 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1981
Details :

Squadron Leader Sadhu Singh Gill, a pilot with many accomplishments, has to his credit over 9000 accident free hours. He was commissioned in 1962 and was one of the few young pilots in 1963 to be selected for conversion training in a foreign country. He attained the status of a fully operational pilot with a 'B' 'Green' category with a year. He consolidated his flying experience and flew over 2000 hours as Captain mostly in the operational areas of J & K. This valuable experience gained by him helped in formulating the Standard Operating Procedures which are at present in use for safe flying in these areas.

In 1967, Squadron Leader Gill became a qualified flying instructor. During this tenure he flew a total of 3000 instructional hours. During Indo-Pak Conflict, 1971, he participated in several bombing missions on the front. Due to shortage of Qualified Flying Instructors in the Squaron, he was entrusted with additional tas of training new pilots, which he carried out competently.

Squadron Leader Sadhu Singh Gill has thus displayed professional competence and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 44 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 20th March 1982 - No.15- Pres/82 dated 26th January 1981
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