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Air Commodore Raj Pal Singh Garcha

Service No 8413 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 08 Apr 1943
Date Commissioned 18 Apr 1964 Course 88 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Apr 1997
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 24 Dec 1983Gp Capt : 15 Dec 1988Acting Air Cmde : 18 May 1992Air Cmde : 18 May 1992
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

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- Air Cmde3 WingPalam (Delhi) AOC
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrRaj Pal Singh Garcha8413 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1985
Details :

Wing Commander Raj Pal Singh Garcha was posted to Air Headquarters Communication Squadron for the third tenure on 03 Mar 80. A highly experienced transport pilot, he has 6058 command hours to his credit. He has a total of 2340 hours in the VVIP, VIP role on HS-748, TU-124 and Boeing-737 aircraft and has a Category A/MG on the C119 G/L, TU124, HS-748 and B-737 aircraft. In addition, he is an A-2 QFI.

During his service, he has held appointments of Flight Commander at Elementary Flying School, Bidar and Transport Training Wing. In addition, he has had a tenure at the Aircrew Examination Board. Presently, he holds the appointment of Flight Commander, Boeing Flight and is the command and type examiner on HS-748 and B-737 aircraft respectively.

As part of his duties, Wg Cdr Garcha was entrusted with the in­unit conversion to B-737 of the second batch comprising four pilots in June, 1981. He undertook the challenging task with characteristic zeal and dedication to duty. The result of his untiring effort was the categorization of all the four pilots in 1981, of which one was A/MG, two were awarded B/MG and one awarded B/ Green categories respectively. In addition he undertook the task of training and preparation of newly inducted HS-748 pilots for the Categorization Board.

His qualities of cool courage in the face of danger, professionalism and selfless devotion to duty were displayed on 13 May 83 when he carried out a precautionary landing at Hyderabad after a suspected tyre failure with no less an eminent personage than the Vice President of India on board.

For his outstanding qualities of courage in the face of danger, professionalism and self devotion to duty, the President id pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wing Commander Raj Pal Singh Garcha.

Unit : Air HQ and Comm
Reference : Gazette of India dated 6th April 1985 - No.29-Pres/85 dated 26th January 1985
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeRaj Pal Singh Garcha8413 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1996Announced 26 Jan 1996
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