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Air Commodore Satwant Singh

Service No & Branch 5010 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 08 Oct 1955 Course: 66 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Dec 1989 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 08 Oct 1956Flt Lt : 08 Oct 1960Sqn Ldr : 08 Oct 1966Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1976
Acting Gp Capt : 12 Apr 1979Gp Capt : 01 Nov 1979Air Cmde : 10 Feb 1986
Training and Other Courses Attended
7 JSW (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1953
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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

04 Mar 1974 - 13 Dec 1976Wg CdrNo.23 SquadronPathankot Commanding Officer
20 Dec 1976 - 09 Apr 1979Wg Cdr10 Forward Base Support UnitBhaisana (Bhatinda) Station Commander
12 Apr 1979 - 01 Jun 1981Gp Capt2 WingLohegaon (Pune) Chief Operations Officer
01 Sep 1980 - 27 Jun 1982Gp Capt1 WingSrinagar Chief Operations Officer
15 Aug 1985 - 03 Jan 1988Air Cmde1 WingSrinagar Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrSatwant Singh5010 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Squadron Leader Satwant Singh has been a Senior Flight Commander of a Fighter Squadron for nearly five years. During the entire period, he devoted himself selflessly and trained the pilots to ensure the operational readiness of the Squadron. During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, he led twenty Combat Air Patrol, sweep and escort missions setting an example to his pilots who put in their best efforts for the defence of the airfield.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Satwant Singh displayed professional skill, leadership and devotion to duty.

Unit : 23 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrSatwant Singh5010 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1979Announced 26 Jan 1979
Details :

Wing Commander Satwant Singh took over the command of one of the Forward Base Support Units on 20th December, 1976. This unit is situated at a distance of 10 Km from the nearest town. The place is secluded and far away from any habitation. It was an exacting task to give a face lift to the unit. Wing Commander Satwant Singh being an enterprising officer worked with remarkable zeal to bring up the working condition of the unit to a very high order. Besides involving himself totally in the activations form time to time, he continued to reshape the station through dogged perseverance, which was the main reason for the Squadron to achieve the flying task. The promptness with which he handled and settled the problems of personnel won him acclaim from one and all. He thus built up the morale of personnel under his command. His unit has been adjudged the best amongst the Forward Base Support Units in the Western Air Command. The signal honour which the unit has been able to achieve is mainly due to his professional involvement and competence with utter disregard to his personal comfort.

For distinguished service of a high order, Rashtrapati is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wing Commander Satwant Singh.

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Reference : GoI19790126

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