Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Group Captain Jagjit Singh Sawhney

Service No & Branch 4449 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 17 Jan 1953 Course: 59 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 1983 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 17 Jan 1954Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1970Acting Gp Capt : 12 Apr 1979Gp Capt : 18 Sep 1979
Badges Qualified
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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 Dec 1976Wg Cdr12 WingChandigarh Officer in Charge Flying
09 Aug 1971 - 14 Jan 1973Wg CdrNo.25 SquadronChandigarh Commanding Officer
27 Oct 1980 - 15 Jul 1982Gp Capt23 WingJammu Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrJagjit Singh Sawhney4449 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Wing Commander Jagjit Singh Sawhney was commanding a Transport Squadron. Although his Squadron was deployed at three places, he remained in constant touch with all these detachments to ensure optimum work-out-put. He led his Squadron in airborne operations over Bangladesh and also took part in the airlift of an Infantry Brigade.

Throughout, Wing Commander Jagjit Singh Sawhney displayed professional skill, leadership and devotion to duty.

Unit : 25 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
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