Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Wing Commander Harinder Pal Singh Shergill

Service No & Branch 8427 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 18 Apr 1964 Course: 88 Course
Service End: Retired on 20 May 1986 Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 05 Mar 1984
Training and Other Courses Attended
24 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1963
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

- CCTS, USAFLackland/ Randolph/  Adv Fighter Course (T-33/
18 Apr 1983 - 24 May 1985Wg CdrNo.9 SquadronHindon Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtHarinder Pal Singh Shergill8427 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Harinder Pal Singh Shergill has been on the posted strength of a fighter squadron since February, 1967. He achieved a high standard in combat flying, and was utilised to lead and train junior pilots. He stood first in the Western Air Command Gunnery Meet 1970, in the air to air phase, setting a new record by securing 98.27% hits. He also contributed towards evolving an effective combat air patrol pattern over the airfield which was put to use during the Operations in December, 1971. On 16th June, 1971, while on a ferry from Jodhpur to Poona be experienced engine failure over Poona airfield. He had the option of abandoning the aircraft. But due to thickly populated area around the airfield he chose to crash land the aircraft as ejection might have caused damage to the civilian population. He sustained serious burns as a result of this accident.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Harindar Pal Singh Shergill displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

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

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
16 Jun 1971UnidentifiedFlt Lt Harinder Pal Singh Shergill
CrL fighter at Poona
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