|Service No & Branch||1795 AE(M) (Orig: GD(O))|
|Date of Birth: 23 Sep 1920||Commissioned: 19 Jan 1942||Course: 7 OBS Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 20 Sep 1976 Superannuated|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|22 Nov 1943 -||Plt Offr||No.2 Squadron, RIAF||Kohat||EQpt|
|24 May 1944 - 21 Dec 1944||Fg Offr||No.1 Air Gunnery School||Bairagarh|
|01 Jan 1962 - 01 Dec 1963||Gp Capt||Institution of Aviation Medicine||Pune||Director of Studies (Air)|
|01 Jul 1971 - 28 Jan 1973||Air Cmde||Central Air Command||Allahabad||Senior Maintenance Staff Officer|
|27 Jan 1973 - 09 Apr 1974||Air Cmde||AFS Chakeri||Kanpur||Air Officer Commanding|
|10 Apr 1974 - 30 Apr 1975||AVM||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Director, Engineering|
|01 Mar 1975 - 20 Sep 1976||Air Marshal||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Air Officer-in-Charge Maintenance|
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|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Cmde||Bawa Sampuran Singh Bedi||1795 AEM||Award Date 26 Jan 1972||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
|Details :|| |
Air Commodore Bawa Sampuran Singh Bedi was commissioned in the erstwhile Technical Armament Branch of the Indian Air Force in January, 1942. He served with a√ā¬≠number of operational wings, stations and explosives storage units before being taken on to the staff of a Command Headquarters and at Air Headquarters. He has served as the Deputy Director of Studies (Air) at the Institute of Armament Studies and with the Department of Defence production. He also served as the Chief Inspector of Maintenance and Director of Engineering at Air Headquarters. He is at present working as the Senior Maintenance Staff Officer at Headquarters Central Air Command. He had to face numerous problems arising out of the re√ā¬≠organisation of the Command. As the Senior Maintenance Staff Officer he was responsible for bringing about the technical co√ā¬≠ordination necessary for the maintenance of the formations and units in the Command. He accomplished the task of improving the serviceability of all the aircraft types in the Command, thereby enabling the achievement of squadron tasks. The successes achieved by fighter, bomber, transport and maritime reconnaissance squadrons of the Command are, in no small measure, due to his careful planning and provisioning of technical and logistic support to them. Throughout his career, and especially in the recent conflict with Pakistan, Air Commodore Bawa Sampuran Singh Bedi ably handled all the assignments given to him. He has rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19720126|
|Param Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Marshal||Bawa Sampuran Singh Bedi||1795 AEM||Award Date 26 Jan 1976||Announced 26 Jan 1976|
|Details :|| |
Air Marshal Bawa Sampuran Singh Bedi was commissioned, in of the Air Force on 19th January, 1942 in the Flying Branch of the Air Force as a Navigator. He volunteered for training as a Technical Armament Officer. During his service career he has held with distinction a very wide variety of responsible appointments within the service and in the Defence Research and Development Organisation under the Ministry of Defence. Prior to taking over as Air Officer-in-charge, Maintenance at Air Headquarters, he served as Air Officer Commanding of the largest repair and overhaul complex of the Indian Air Force. For his excellent handling of that assignment he was appointed Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Engineering). These appointments were handled by him with efficiency, a spirit of dedication and confidence. As Air Officer-in-charge Maintenance, he has brought about significant changes in a scientific and methodical manner covering various facets of technology and logistics in the Air Force. With untiring zeal and understanding of human character and personal example, he has been instrumental in infusing among his subordinates' team spirit and the desire to innovate and successfully meet the challenges of modern technology and weapon systems. This has led to improved maintenance standards in the Air Force.
Throughout, Air Marshal Bawa Sampuran Singh Bedi rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19760126|