5 Mobile Echelon Maintenance Unit
Date Raised : 1970-01-12 Disbanded : 1972-08-06 Location : Sirsa
Air Force Station Sirsa was established in 1960. Situated on the banks of river Ghaggar, the Station was first designated as 10 C&MU (Care & Maintenance Units) under the command of Flt Lt Patrick, a logistics officer. The first aircraft to land at the airfield was a Dakota' on a runway made of PSP sheets. The concrete runway, PTT and the loops were constructed in 1963.0n 12 Jan 70, the station was redesignated as 5 MEMU (Mobile Echelon Maintenance Units). Two years later in Aug 72, the base was made a Forward Base Support Units and rechristened as 2 Forward Base Supporting Units (FBSU). The FBSU was upgraded in to a full fledged Wing in Apr 89.
|Dates||Rank & Name||Number||Remarks||Location||Photo|
|12 Jan 70 to 15 Aug 71||Squadron Leader Gurbakhash Rai Sahni||5457 F(N)||CO||Sirsa|
|16 Aug 71 to 26 Jan 72||Wing Commander Kanwal Krishan Malik||4335 F(P)||CO||Sirsa|
|27 Jan 72 to 06 Apr 72||Squadron Leader Gurbakhash Rai Sahni||5457 F(N)||CO||Sirsa|
|07 Apr 72 to 06 Aug 72||Squadron Leader Tejinder Singh Legha||6333 F(N)||CO||Sirsa|