|Service No & Branch||9853 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 16 Oct 1965||Course: 94 Course||Entry Mode : Direct|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 May 1995||Nick Name : Peter|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|- 31 Aug 1977||Sqn Ldr||No.10 Squadron||Jodhpur||Squadron Pilot|
|01 Sep 1977 -||Sqn Ldr||Iraq AF||Iraq||Flying Instructor|
|- 01 Dec 1985||Wg Cdr||3 Forward Base Support Unit||Nal (Bikaner)||Chief Operations Officer|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Flt Lt||Prem Singh||9853 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1975|
|Details :|| |
Flight Lieutenant Prem Singh was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in October, 1965. He has been serving as a Flying Instructor at Elementary Flying School since July, 1973. During the latter part of 1971 when the majority of flying instructors were away on operational missions, he took it up himself to ensure timely completion of the flying task, carrying out several instructional sorties in a day. He successfully forced landed the aircraft seven time following engine failures. Each time he displayed remarkable airmanship and precise judgment culminating in flawless landings on the airfield, thereby saving the aircraft and. his own life and the lives of his pupils.
Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Prem Singh displayed courage, professional skill and exceptional devotion to duty.
|Unit : EFTS|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 21st February 1975 - No.16 - Pres/75 dated 26th January 1975|