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Air Commodore Harwant Bir Singh

Service No & Branch 5065 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Transport
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 14 Jan 1956 Course: 67 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Dec 1988 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 14 Jan 1957Flt Lt : 14 Jan 1961Sqn Ldr : 14 Jan 1967Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1976
Acting Gp Capt : 05 May 1980Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1980Air Cmde : 01 May 1986
Training and Other Courses Attended
8 JSW (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1954
Badges Qualified
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Air Cmde
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

09 Feb 1976 - 01 Jul 1979Wg CdrNo.12 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
25 Oct 1983 - 18 Aug 1985Gp CaptNo.48 SquadronBarrackpore Commanding Officer
19 Aug 1985 - 19 May 1988Air Cmde19 WingBorjhar (Guwahati) Air Officer Commanding
30 May 1988 - 31 Dec 1988Air Cmde1 Air Force Selection BoardDehradun President
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrHarwant Bir Singh5065 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details :

Squadron Leader Hanwant Bir Singh has been in transport squadrons since his commissioning in January 1956. He has been engaged in our air maintenan tasks over NEFA, Naga Hills, J&K and Ladakh and has amassed a total service flying of over 6,000 hours. Out of this, he has flown approximatly 3,000 hours on operational sorties. Squadron Hanwant Bir Singh is a disciplined, dedicated competent pilot. He has displayed courage and skill in his flying and is always willing to undertake any task given to him. With his zeal and great aptitude flying he has acquired singularly great

proficiency various types of transport aircraft.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Hanwant Bir Singh has displayed courage, devotion to duty and professional skill of a high order.

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

Additional Notes

Remarks: JOMO Note added: 2021-10-15

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