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Group Captain Surinder Singh

Service No & Branch 4239 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Transport
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 15 Mar 1952 Course: 57 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 1981 Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 15 Mar 1953Flt Lt : 15 Mar 1957Sqn Ldr : 15 Mar 1963Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1969
Acting Gp Capt : 30 Aug 1976Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1976
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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 Sep 1966 - Wg CdrNo.19 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrSurinder Singh4239 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

Wing Commander Surinder Singh has been commanding a transport squadron since September 1966. This squadron has been primarily responsible for the air maintenance of far-flung areas on the Northern border. Despite many difficulties, he reorganised the Squadron which enabled it to meet special commitments at short notice. He has flown over 1,500 hours in the hazardous terrain in NEFA, Naga Hills, etc. He has also undertaken numerous flights for flood relief in the country. He served with UNEF in the Congo in 1960, where he flew a number of missions in complete disregard of his safety. Throughout, Wing Commander Surinder Singh displayed courage and devotion to duty.

Unit : 19 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970

Articles from Main Site

In the Skies of Calcutta : A tribute to Maurice Pring by Joydeep Sircar -
The Antonov 12 in the Bombing Role by Squadron Leader (Retd.) Douglas Augier -

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