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Wing Commander Karam Singh

Service No & Branch 5132 AE(M) (Orig: ENG)

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Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 24 Feb 1956 Course: 1 EROC Course Entry Mode : Airmen
Service End: Retired on 15 Jan 1974
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Sqn Ldr : 24 Feb 1967
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrKaram Singh5132 TECHAward Date 26 Jan 1965Announced 26 Jan 1965
Details :

Squadron Leader Karam Singh was in command of one of our Repair and Salvage Units from June 1962 to March 1964. The task of the unit was to repair and salvage aircraft all over the Western Sector.

In the face of such extreme difficulties as inaccessible areas of operations, difficult terrain, adverse weather condition and shortage of manpower, the officer carried out his duties in an exemplary manner during the period of his Command. The following two examples highlight the commendable efforts put in by this officer in the discharge of his arduous duties:テつュ During, the period Decembar, 1962/ January, 1963, the officer was called upon by Western Air Command to carry out extensive repairs to a crashed aircraft C-130 of the United States Air Force engaged in airlifting operations for our defence forces at Leh. Despite the nonテつュavailability of standard repair schemes, specialist advice or adequate maintenance facilities, this officer, leading a handful of men, successfully carried out major repairs to the aircraft, at the scene of the crash, under most arduous working conditions at subテつュzero temperature.

In September, 1963 he was called upon to undertake major repairs to an IAF aircraft ANテつュ12 which had suffered extensive damage at an advanced airstrip in the J&K. Despite the nonテつュavailability of proper materials, test equipment and schemes for repair he led his men and carried out the repairs in the shortest time possible.

He displayed a high degree of professional skill, praiseworthy qualities of leadership and perseverance in the face of almost insurmountable difficulties. All these were collectively responsible for the successful completion of the task.

Squadron Leader Karam Singh has thus rendered valuable service of an exceptional order, which is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Indian Air Force.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19650126
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrKaram Singh5132 AE(M)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details : During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Wing Commander Karam Singh was in charge of the Aircraft Servicing Division of the Base Repair Depot. He was responsible for carrying out major repairs and camera modification of a large number of aircraft. He inspired his men to work day and night and produced maximum number of aircraft in record time for operational use by the Squadrons.Throughout, Wing Commander Karam Singh displayed professional skill, leadership and devotion to duty.
Unit : 1 BRD
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 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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