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Wing Commander Teninder Singh Gauri

Service No & Branch 11644 F(P)
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 02 Jun 1968 Course: 100 Course
Service End: Died in Service 14 Jul 1988 Aircraft Loss Westland 30 at . PHC
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Sep 1987
Training and Other Courses Attended
31 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 19663 PTP (Flt Lt) - 25 Mar 1975
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Aug 1978 - Flt LtHALBangalore Test Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrTeninder Singh Gauri11644 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1984
Details :

Squadron Leader Teninder Singh Gauri was commissioned in the Air Force on 02 Jun. 68. He has over 14 years of uninterrupted accident free flying career in the Air Force. He is a qualified Production Test Pilot and has test flown and cleared over 100 helicopters. In addition, during his tenure at Aircraft & Systems Testing Establishment, Air Force, he has been successfully associated with several flight trials.

While on the posted strength of a Helicopter Unit, Sqn Ldr TS Gauri was specially detailed to carry out flood relief operations at Bhubaneswar (Orissa). In a short span of one week, flying from dawn to dusk and with utter disregard to personal comfort, he air dropped/ landed over 100 tonnes of provisions and life saving medicines, flying as much as eight sorties a day. Through out the relief operations, Sqn Ldr TS Gauri displayed a high sense of duty thus living up to the best traditions of the Air Force.

On another occasion, Sqn Ldr TS Gauri by his skilful handling of helicopter saved the lives of 33 people who were marooned on an island during floods in Arunachal Pradesh.

For his devotion to duty, professional skill and qualities of leadership, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Squadron Leader Teninder Singh Gauri.

Unit : AHQ Comm Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 2nd February 1985 - No.5-Pres/85 dated 26th January 1983

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
14 Jul 1988Westland 30Wg Cdr Tejinder Singh Gauri +
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