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Wing Commander Tejinder Singh

Service No & Branch 9535 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))

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Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 May 1965 Course: 93 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 1990 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
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Fg Offr : 16 May 1966Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

24 Nov 1987 - 16 May 1990Wg CdrNo.59 SquadronGuwahati Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtTejinder Singh9535 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1974
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Tejinder Singh has been serving with a Helicopter Unit since 29th September, 1969. Out of a total of 2375 flying hours, he has flown 1500 operational hours. In August 1967, while landing at a forward helipad in Mizoram, one of the rotor blades of his aircraft flew off, cutting the tail rotor in the process. In this accident he was injured and placed in a lower medical category. Undaunted by this accident, one year later when he became medically fit, he resumed flying with full vigour and always set a good personal example. During Indo-Pak Conflict 1971, he flew a number of operational sorties by day and night in the Western Sector, and later his unit was engaged in the Air Maintenance task for forward troops. Flight Lieutenant Tejinder Singh was the detachment Commander. By his personal hard work and example the detachment succeeded in airlifting maximum tonnage in the available time before bad weather set in. On the 21st February, 1973, there was an emergency message in the afternoon for the evacuation of a very serious casualty from a forward base. The timing was such that dark night flying had to he carried out to save the casualty. For this task, Flight Lieutenant Tejinder Singh was detailed. He successfully carried out the evacuation and saved a precious life.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Tejinder Singh has displayed courage determination, professional skill and leadership in the highest traditions of the Air Force.

Unit : 43 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 6th July 1974 - No.85 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1974

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
01 Aug 1967UnidentifiedFg Offr Tejinder Singh
DNE. Mizoram - rotor

Articles from Main Site

The India-Pakistan Air War of 1965 by P V S Jagan Mohan & Samir Chopra -
Training At Cranwell by Jagan Pillarisetti -
Mission to Chamb by Gp Capt Apram Jeet Singh VrC (Retd) -
Memories Of No.8 Squadron, IAF by Sqn Ldr T J Thomas -
Pioneers of Formation Aerobatics in IAF by Gp Capt Bharat Singh VrC, VM, MAeSI. -

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