End Date : 17 May 48
44 Pilot Course - Reported to ITW Poona (Date unknown) and completed initial ground training on (Date unknown). Subsequently they went to 2 EFTS (Jodhpur) from 28 Oct 46 to 26 Apr 47 for basic flying. Reported to AFS (I) Ambala for advanced flying on 5 May 1947 and completed training on 17 May 1948 and awarded Commission on that date. Dates of Operational Conversion Training unknown. Sword of Honour for best all-round pupil - VN Bhargava (3477). Patiala Trophy for best service pilot - VN Bharva (3477). Nabha Trophy for best in ground subjects - JM Lowe (3478). Apart from 11 Officer cadets of 44 Course, 4 Acting Pilot officers also completed Advanced flying at AFS(I) with the 44 Course and were given wings - JP Latta (3330), PW O'Shoughnessy (3402), LE Preston (3417) and D Menezes (3415). VN Bharagava and LE Preston were also given PC whereas rest of the officers were given SSC.
|No Image Available3477 GD(P)Pilot OfficerVijendra Nath BhargavaDied in Service on 01 Jul 48||No Image Available3478 GD(P)Squadron LeaderJagat Mohan LoweDied in Service on 19 Jun 62||3479 GD(P)Wing CommanderPaul Cecil Roby||No Image Available3480 GD(P)Flying OfficerMadan Lal JhinganDied in Service on 29 Dec 49||3481 GD(P)Wing CommanderMirgind Singh GrewalDied in Service on 05 Apr 65|
|No Image Available3482 GD(P)Flying OfficerLester Bruce Downes||No Image Available3483 GD(P)Flying OfficerNeville Wyse HarrisonDied in Service on 16 Nov 49||3484 F(P)Air CommodoreSudhindra Kumar Majumdar||No Image Available3485 GD(P)Pilot OfficerTerence Roy FrantzDied in Service on 09 Dec 48||No Image Available3486 GD(P)Pilot OfficerChandra Kant MankarDied in Service on 29 Oct 49|
|3487 F(P)Air CommodoreEvans Lionel Birch|