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Group Captain Dalbir Yadav

Service No & Branch 4241 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 15 Mar 1952 Course: 57 Course
Service End: Retired on 15 Jun 1980 Flying Hours : 2600 Nick Name : Dolly
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 15 Mar 1953Flt Lt : 15 Mar 1957Sqn Ldr : 15 Mar 1963Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1969
Acting Gp Capt : 26 Aug 1974
Training and Other Courses Attended
1 JSW (Cadet) - 01 Dec 195020 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 06 Nov 1965
Badges Qualified
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Gp Capt
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 Dec 1958Flt LtPilot Attack Instructors FlightJamnagar Flying Instructor
- Wg Cdr18 WingPathankot Officer in Charge Flying
04 Oct 1966 - 14 Sep 1969Wg CdrNo.9 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
26 Aug 1974 - 14 Sep 1975Gp Capt17 WingGorakhpur Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrDalbir Yadav4241 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

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.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970
Mention in Despatches
Wg CdrDalbir Yadav4241 F(P)Award Date Announced 23 Jun 1972
Details : 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
Gp CaptDalbir Yadav4241 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1992Announced 26 Jan 1992
Details :

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.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19920126

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
29 Jul 1952Tempest IIPlt Offr Dalbir Yadav
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