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Group Captain Ranjit Singh Mann

Service No 7433 Branch F(P)

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Date of Birth: 02 Jul 1944
Date Commissioned 22 Jun 1963 Course 84 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jul 1994
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrRanjit Singh Mann7433 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1982
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Wing Commander Ajit Singh Mann was on the posted strength of one of the transport Squadrons in the Eastern Sector for over four years. During his flying career he has flown over 5125 hours out of which 2805 were flown on operational commitments in the most hazardous and difficult mountainous terrain of Ladakh, Nagaland, NEFA, and Mizo Hills. This entire flying has been accident­free. He has carried out numerous trials of initial reconnaissance and acceptance of new dropping zones. Professionally he has achieved exceptional standard in instrument flying and upgraded his rating to Master Green. He is a Right Hand Seat Check Pilot who has been instrumental in training young Squadron Pilots and upgrading the operational qualifications of a large number of Pilots. He brought up the Pilot categorization state to 97.5% and has been maintaining it.

The Squadron has an accident­free record for the last three years with maximum flying hours to its credit. During this period the Squadron carried out 24,515 hours of flying and there was no other transport Squadron in the Air Force with such flying record. Squadron has won the flight safety trophy for the three consecutive years. This remarkable achievement has been primarily due to untiring efforts by him as senior most flight commander of the Squadron.

Wing Commander Ajit Singh Mann has thus displayed professional competence, leadership capabilities and devotion to duty of an exceptional order.

Unit : 49 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd January 1983 - No.1-Pres/83 dated 26th January 1982