|Service No & Branch||6770 F(P)|
|Date of Birth:||Commissioned: 10 Nov 1962||Course: 82 Course||Entry Mode : Direct|
|Service End:||Died in Service 17 Jul 1987|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Wg Cdr||Sadhu Singh Gill||6770 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|