|Service No & Branch
|4241 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----
|Commissioned: 15 Mar 1952
|Course: 57 Course
|Retired on 15 Jun 1980
|Flying Hours : 2600
|Nick Name : Dolly
|Qualifications Held :
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|- 01 Dec 1958
|Pilot Attack Instructors Flight
|Officer in Charge Flying
|04 Oct 1966 - 14 Sep 1969
|26 Aug 1974 - 14 Sep 1975
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|Vayu Sena Medal
|Announced 26 Jan 1970
Wing Commander Dalbir Yadav has been commanding a squadron since 4th October 1966. During this period he has devoted himself whole-heartedly towards bringing up and maintain his unit at a very high state of operational readiness. He has strived hard in training young and raw pilots to "Fully Operational" status. He has also rendered valuable help to the air staff in Headquarters Western Air Command, in planning and executing the Gunnery-Meet Exercises which are so necessary for continuous assessment of the operational standard of the squadron.
Throughout,. Wing Commander Dalbir Yadav has shown courage and exceptional devotion to duty.
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970
|Mention in Despatches
|Announced 23 Jun 1972
|Citation / Details Not Available
|Unit : AFS Halwara
|Reference : Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972
|Ati Vishist Seva Medal
|Award Date 26 Jan 1992
|Announced 26 Jan 1992
Group Captain Dalbir Singh Yadav was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in March, 1952 in the Fighter stream. Since then, he has been employed on a number of important assignments where he achieved spectacular results displaying exceptional flying abilities, effective conduct of operations and skilful management of men and material. The officer has so far logged a total of 2600 hrs of flying on various fighter aircraft.
Group Captain Yadav, while commanding Air Force Station Gorakhpur, suffered a serious set back in his health, severely restricting a very promising profile. Despite the handicap, the officer on being re-employed, took upon himself the onerous challenge to set up Air Adventure Cell in 1984 at Air HQ and was single handedly responsible in its registration under the Societies Act. In a very short span of time, Group Captain Yadav, showing rare ingenuity, dedication and personal involvement enlarged the scope of Adventure Cell activities from trekking and mountaineering to ski diving, micro light flying and para sailing.
With his keen understanding of the spirit behind the adventure activities, Group Captain Yadav is also responsible for the Air Force teams participation in various car rallies of repute and the Himalayan Car Rally in particular in which the Air Force Team earned the unique distinction of winning the coveted Team Trophy twice. The Water Sports Complex in HQ South Western Air Command owes its initiation to the creative bent of mind of Group Captain Yadav.
Group Captain Dalbir Singh, VM has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19920126
|29 Jul 1952
|Plt Offr Dalbir Yadav