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Wing Commander Bawa Guru Pratap Singh Bhalla

Service No & Branch 7391 ADM (Orig : F(P) until 19 Dec 77) Stream :Transport
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 22 Jun 1963 Course: 84 Course Entry Mode : Airmen
Service End: Retired on 02 Jun 1986 Flying Hours : 5150
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 05 Mar 1984
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Aug 1971 - Flt LtElementary Flying SchoolBidar Flight Commander
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrBawa Guru Pratap Singh Bhalla7391 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 1985Announced 26 Jan 1985
Details :

Wing Commander Bawa Guru Pratap Singh Bhalla was commissioned into the Flying Branch in Jun 63. He was first in order of merit in his course and was awarded the Sword of Honour. He has flown 5150 hours, mainly on trainer and heavy transport aircraft, of which 1170 hours were for instructional flying on the AN-12 aircraft. He was thrice commended for outstanding performance in the air.

Since 1979, when due to a defect in his vision, he was transferred to the Administrative Branch, he has served as SO to DCAS, Air Headquarters, SO to AOC-in-C, EAC and as the Coord Officer, HQ Western Air Command. He has worked most diligently and for very long hours. He has ensured excellent coordination in staff activities, and displayed admirable tact and courtesy in dealing with other defence services, para-military organisations and civil authority.

For his distinguished service of a very high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wing Commander Bawa Guru Pratap Singh Bhalla.

Unit : WAC
Reference : GoI19850126
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