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Squadron Leader Mangat Singh

Service No & Branch 7845 AE(M) (Orig: ENG)

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Date of Birth: 29 Aug 1923 Commissioned: 09 Nov 1963 Course: 21 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 1975 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Fg Offr : 09 Nov 1963Flt Lt : 09 Nov 1967
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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.

Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Flt LtMangat Singh7845 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
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Flight Lieutenant Mangta Singh was commissioned in the Air Force in November, 1963 after over 18 years of service as an airman, He has served with distinction in a number of operational and maintenance units. In 1970, he earned the commendation of the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command, for his work in setting up the test rigs necessary for the major repair of aircraft engines. Since February, 1970, he has been serving as the Engineering Officer of an Operational Squadron. In the Squadron, number of aero engines had been withdrawn from service due to certain defect. He investigated the matter and established that the cause of the defect was the malfunctioning of a valve. By replacing the defective valve, many engines were made serviceable and a considerable amount of foreign exchange was saved.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1973 - No.28 - Pres/73 dated 26th January 1972
Vishist Seva Medal
Flt LtMangat Singh7845 AE(M)Award Date 22 Jun 1972Announced 22 Jun 1972
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Flight Lieutenant Mangta Singh (7845) was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) Branch of the Indian Air Force in November, 1968. At the time of outbreak of hostilities with Pakistan in December, 1971, he served with a Base Repair Depot.

Prior to the posting of Flight Lieutenant Mangta Singh to Depot, the facilities for overhaul of fuel pumps and other engine components were not established at the Depot. Such facilities were provided by Messrs. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. This factor had been adversely affecting the engine production rate of the Depot for the last few years. Flight Lieutenant Mangta Singh being widely experienced in the sophisticated techniques of overhaul of these components, was given the challenging task of setting up the required facilities. By his personal guidance and under his direct supervision these facilities were established and personnel trained in the techniques of overhaul. As a result of this, the engine production rate of Depot increased considerably.

Flight Lieutenant Mangta Singh displayed professional skill, initiative and devotion to duty and has rendered distinguished service of a high order. He is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.

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Reference : GoI19720622No85

Articles from Main Site

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