5 Mobile Echelon Maintenance Unit


Date Raised : 1970-01-12 Disbanded : 1972-08-06 Location : Sirsa
Air Force Station Sirsa was established in 1960. Situated on the banks of river Ghaggar, the Station was first designated as 10 C&MU (Care & Maintenance Unit) under the command of Flt Lt Patrick, a logistics officer. The first aircraft to land at the airfield was a Dakota' on a runway made of PSP sheets. The concrete runway, PTT and the loops were constructed in 1963.0n 12 Jan 70, the station was redesignated as 5 MEMU (Mobile Echelon Maintenance Unit). Two years later in Aug 72, the base was made a Forward Base Support Unit and rechristened as 2 Forward Base Supporting Unit (FBSU). The FBSU was upgraded in to a full fledged Wing in Apr 89.
Unit previously existed as 10 C&MU

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
12 Jan 70 to 15 Aug 71Squadron Leader Gurbaksh Singh Sahni5457 F(N)COSirsa
16 Aug 71 to 26 Jan 72Wing Commander Kanwal Krishan Malik4335 F(P)COSirsa
27 Jan 72 to 06 Apr 72Squadron Leader Gurbaksh Singh Sahni5457 F(N)COSirsa
07 Apr 72 to 06 Aug 72Squadron Leader Tejinder Singh Legha6333 F(N)COSirsa
Unit continued existence as 2 FBSU

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