Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Flying Officer Kanwar Shamsher Singh Bedi

Service No & Branch 2366 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 12 Jul 1921 Commissioned: 29 Mar 1943 Course: 16 Course
Service End: Retired on 05 Mar 1945 Relinquished Commission Died on 26 Aug 1964 (43 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Plt Offr : 29 Sep 1943Fg Offr : 29 Mar 1944
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Plt Offr
Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
22 Jan 1944HurricaneAG173Plt Offr Kanwar Shamsher Singh Bedi
151OTUEngine cut due to fa

Additional Notes

Remarks: 2011 Year End Update Note added: 2012-01-15
he served in WW2 in Burma and that he flew supply aircraft to the ground troops. He was from an important Sikh family, his great Grandfather being Sir Baba Khem Singh Bedi KCIE CIE and therefore descended from the first Sikh Guru Nanak. He did have medals, known that from a letter from the City of Westminster upon his death but they were not found do not now what they were.His brother was Manmohan Singh Bedi - retired in 1970s as Indian Army General.

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