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Squadron Leader Kirpal Singh

Service No & Branch 5115 F(P)
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 01 Apr 1956 Course: 68 Course
Service End: Retired on 03 May 1977
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Training and Other Courses Attended
10 PAI (Flt Lt) - 01 Aug 1962
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 1966Sqn LdrEmpire Test Pilots School, UKFarnborough Test Pilot Course 25th Course
05 Jan 1976 - 04 Mar 1976Sqn LdrAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Chief Test Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrKirpal Singh5115 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

Squadron Leader Kirpal Singh has been engaged in flight testing of various high speed aircraft since April 1967. In this assignment, he has flown 400 hours. His approach towards production testing has always been intelligent and dynamic and his ability to recognise the defects of aircraft in the air has helped the ground crew immensely in their task. He has displayed cool courage in the face of grave emergencies in inclement weather conditions.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Kirpal Singh displayed cool courage and devotion to duty.

Unit : 1 BRD
Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrKirpal Singh5115 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Kirpal Singh with utter disregard to his safety, carried out 9 successful operational sorties in the face of stiff enemy air and ground opposition. The information obtained from these sorties proved of great value to our Air and Ground forces in taking swift action to deal with enemy concentrations.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Kirpal Singh displayed gallantry, determination and professional skill of a high order.

Unit : 1 Base Repair Depot
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972

Articles from Main Site

Airborne to Chairborne : Memoirs of a War Veteran by Gp Capt Amrik Singh Ahluwalia -
Air Commodore R H D Singh by Deepak Singh -
The Night Raiders : Good Morning Peshawar by Gp Capt Amrik Singh Ahluwalia -

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