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Air Commodore Raghbir Girgla Singh

Service No & Branch 3665 LGS (Orig: EQPT)
Date of Birth: 12 Mar 1926 Commissioned: 27 Aug 1949 Course: 2 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 1981 Died on 14 May 2004 (78 Years age) Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 27 Aug 1951Flt Lt : 27 Aug 1955Sqn Ldr : 27 Aug 1962Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1967
Acting Gp Capt : 05 Dec 1973Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1975Acting Air Cmde : 12 Dec 1979
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 01 Mar 1959Sqn Ldr2 Ground Training School 
02 Mar 1959 - Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
12 Dec 1979 - 03 Aug 1980Air CmdeMaintenance CommandNagpur Air Officer in-charge Logistics Management
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrRaghbir Girgla Singh3665 LGSAward Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Wing Commander Raghbir Girgla Singh (3665) was commissioned in the Logistics Branch of the Air Force in August, 1949. He has served as an equipment officer at a number of Equipment Depots, and also at operational stations. He was selected to serve in the United Kingdom at the time when Avro (now Hindustan Subroto) 748 project was in its infancy. Subsequently he has carried out the duties of a Staff Officer at Air Headquarters.

Since April 1970 Wing Commander Singh has been serving as Officer-in-Charge of a newly created Support Wing at a Base Repair Depot. The setting up of this Support Wing involved the responsibility of receiving stock transfers of spares and repairable equipment from the Equipment Depots. Wing Commander Singh organized his work so well that he was able to receive and bring on charge all the stocks transfers within a month.

The spares and equipment received had to be regrouped, reorganized and properly stocked in a newly modified hangar. Simultaneously the Forward Supply Stores in the workshops has to be properly stocked. Wing Commander Singh successfully tackled both these complex jobs in a short time, without interrupting the Supply of spares to the repair bays.

Whilst engaged in this task, Wing Commander Singh did not loose sight of equally important task of carrying out provisioning reviews, he realized that there were a number of items of which adequate stocks were not available and apprehended production delays due to this. In order to forestall these delays, he, in collaboration with the Material Planning Control Officer of the Base Repair Depot undertook extensive market research, and organized countrywide purchase of essential spares. The production delays in 1970-71 were thereby considerably reduced.

Wing Commander Raghbir Girgla Singh has shown striking initiative, drive and organizing capacity. He has rendered distinguished service of a high order for which he is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.

Unit : 9 BRD
Reference : GoI19720126No66
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