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Squadron Leader Mahindra Singh Pujji

Service No & Branch 1604 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 14 Aug 1918 Commissioned: 01 Aug 1940 Course: 4 Course
Service End: Retired on 12 Jan 1947 Released due to Ill-health Died on 18 Sep 2010 (92 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Feb 1942Acting Flt Lt : 01 Apr 1944
Training and Other Courses Attended
4 RAF (Acting Plt Offr) - 01 Aug 1940
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Aug 1940 - 01 Sep 1940Acting Plt OffrInitial Training School (Officers)Lahore Trainee Pilot
20 Oct 1940 - 22 Nov 1940Acting Plt Offr12 EFTS, RAFPrestwick, UK U/T Pilot
23 Nov 1940 - 16 Apr 1941Acting Plt Offr9 SFTS, RAFHullavington, UK U/T Pilot
27 Apr 1941 - 03 Jun 1941Plt Offr56 OTU, RAFSutton Bridge, UK Conversion
04 Jun 1941 - 25 Jun 1941Plt Offr43 Sqn, RAFDrem, UK Squadron Pilot
26 Jun 1941 - 08 Sep 1941Plt Offr258 Sqn, RAFKenley, UK Squadron Pilot To Embarkation Leave
10 Feb 1942 - Plt OffrNo.4 SquadronPeshawar Squadron Pilot Ex ME
18 Jan 1943 - Fg OffrNo.1 SquadronBairagarh Squadron Pilot Fm OTU Risalpur
20 Dec 1943 - 03 Apr 1944Flt LtNo.6 Squadron Flight Commander B Flt
04 Apr 1944 - 01 Jan 1945Flt LtNo.4 SquadronFeni Flight Commander B Flt.
02 Jan 1945 - Flt LtStaff College, QuettaQuetta Staff Course
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Distinguished Flying Cross
Flt LtĀ Ā Mahindra Singh Pujji1604 GD(P)Award Date Announced 17 Apr 1945
Details : This officer has flown on many reconnaissance sorties over Japanese occupied territory, often in adverse monsoon weather. he has obtained much valuable information of enemy troop movements and dispositions, which enabled an air offensive to be maintained against the Japanese troops throughout the monsoon. Flight Lieutenant Pujji has shown himself to be a skilful and determined pilot who has always displayed outstanding leadership and courage
Unit : 4 Squadron
Reference : London Gazette 37036 dated 17 April 1945, Page 2026 Citation from Air Ministry Bulletin 18375 (Citation Courtesy: Hugh Halliday)

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
16 May 1941HurricaneP2717Plt Offr M S Pujji
56 OTU UKFlying Accident. UC

Additional Notes

Remarks: The Guardian Note added: 2010-09-29

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