Air Commodore R H D Singh

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Air Cmde Singh was born in Nov 1914. He was commissioned (See Commission Document) into the IAF from RAF Cranwell and served with the No.1 Squadron in NWFP. (See Photo Here).

He served with a Coastal Defence Flight during World War two and a series of important appointments followed there after. He was the CO of the Advanced Flying School and from 1948 to 1952, He was the Air Officer Commanding of Training Command.

Shifted to Air HQ, he was a Principle Staff Officer holding the positions of Air Officer Incharge, Technical and Equipment services and later as Air Officer Incharge of Personnel and Organisation. He retired towards in May 1958.

He passed away in the year 2000 at age 85.

All Photographs and documents have been contributed by Mr. Deepak Singh, his son.





Air Commodore Ravindra Hari Darshan Singh, 1558 GD(P) , Indian Air Force. 






At No.2 GTS Jallahali in Dec 48. Singh is in Center of bottom row. 



Opening of Tech Training School, with Air Marshal R Ivelaw-Chapman Feb 51


With Air Marshal G E Gibbs in February 1952





R H D (far right) with Rajagopalachari in July 52




An interesting document from the Air Commodore’s Archives is this IAF Senior Officers list. From the first page it can be seen that the IAF of 1954 had only one Air Marshal, one Air Vice Marshal and two Air Commodores!. Air Cmde R H D Singh was the third in seniority after Subroto Mukherjee and Aspy Engineer.


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