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Wing Commander Onkar Singh Wadhawan

Service No & Branch 4899 F(P)
Date of Birth: 02 Jan 1930 Commissioned: 16 Apr 1955 Course: 65 Course
Service End: Retired on 02 Dec 1976 Voluntary Retirement Died on 11 Feb 2016 (86 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1975
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 Aug 1966 - 01 Oct 1966Sqn LdrNo.4 SquadronChandigarh Commanding Officer
06 Nov 1966 - 29 Mar 1968Sqn LdrNo.47 SquadronHashimara Commanding Officer
17 Jul 1972 - 21 May 1973Wg CdrNo.108 SquadronBareilly Commanding Officer
01 Jun 1973 - 18 May 1975Wg CdrNo.222 SquadronHalwara Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrOnkar Singh Wadhawan4899 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details :

Squadron Leader Onkar Singh Wadhawan, in his seventeen years of commissioned service, has commanded two fighter squadrons and has served as Officer-in-Charge Flying of a fighter base. He has a total of 3799.45 hours of flying. His flying record has been accident free. As Flight Commander in an operational squadron, he has been responsible for conducting the conversion training of pilots onto advanced supersonic aircraft. His instructional flying ability on the aircraft is of an exceptional order. He has seldom worked less than 9 hours a day, driven by his keenness for perfection at work and faultless completion of his duties as a Flight Commander.

Squadron Leader Onkar Singh Wadhwan's exceptional professional ability and skill in the air, tremendous keenness for flying and remarkable thoroughness in all his work on the ground, are of special significance to the Air Force.

Unit : 221 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 23rd March 1974 - No.34 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1973
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