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Wing Commander Harjinder Singh Rehney

Service No 8367 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 01 May 1938
Date Commissioned 18 Apr 1964 Course 87 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Apr 1995
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr (TS) : 18 Apr 1985
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrHarjinder Singh Rehney8367 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1994
Details :

Wg Cdr Harjinder Singh Rehncy was commissioned on 18 Apr 64 and has been on the posted strength of AN-12 Squadron since May 88. He is extremely capable and experienced transport pilot having flown over 8500 hrs on various aircraft, of which 5500 hrs are on the AN-12.

On 19 Nov 92, Wg Cdr Rehncy successfully handled a dangerous situation involving multiple emergencies on the AN-12 and landed the aircraft safely at a forward airfield. The aircraft took off from Jaisalmer with passengers and cargo. About 50 miles from Halwara, the aircraft encountered bad weather resulting in drop of oil contents from No. 4 engine. Wg Cdr Rehncy very rightly assessed the situation and feathered the No. 4 engine. In the meantime the oil contents of No. 1 engine started dropping. He maintained his cool and carried out a safe 3 engine landing at Halwara. He switched off No. 1 engine immediately after landing to prevent any damage to the engine due to low pressure/contents. He thus averted a major disaster, saving not only 60 human lives but also a valuable aircraft, in keeping with the highest traditions of the IAF.

For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wg Cdr RS Rehncy.

Unit : 25 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 19th March 1994. - No.20-Pres/94 dated 26th January 1994