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 Units) 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 Units). Two years later in Aug 72, the base was made a Forward Base Support Units and rechristened as 2 Forward Base Supporting Units (FBSU). The FBSU was upgraded in to a full fledged Wing in Apr 89.
Unit previously existed as 10 C&MU

Commanding Officers


12 Jan 70 - 15 Aug 71
Squadron Leader
Gurbaksh Singh Sahni
5457 F(N)
CO
Sirsa

16 Aug 71 - 26 Jan 72
Wing Commander
Kanwal Krishan Malik
4335 F(P)
CO
Sirsa

27 Jan 72 - 06 Apr 72
Squadron Leader
Gurbaksh Singh Sahni
5457 F(N)
CO
Sirsa

07 Apr 72 - 06 Aug 72
Squadron Leader
Tejinder Singh Legha
6333 F(N)
CO
Sirsa
Unit continued existence as 2 FBSU

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