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7 Course

Start Date : 03 Mar 41 End Date : 03 Mar 41

7 Pilot Course - This was the last course where those joining ITW were given commission on joining ITW as Acting Pilot Officers. After ITW, the course was split for elementary flying to No.1 EFTS (Secunderabad) and No.2 EFTS (Jodhpur) flying the Tiger Moths. This was the first course to go to EFTS Jodhpur. After EFTS, the group joined SFTS Ambala (Flying Harts and Audax) around 15 July 1941.After finishing at SFTS the course proceeded to Advanced Training School at Peshwar for Air to Air and Air to Ground firing training. This was completed around 15th April 1942 and the course reported to operational squadrons.

View Career Timeline of Individual members in this course

1669 GD(P)
Flight Lieutenant
Dinshaw Ferozeshaw Eduljee
Died in Service on 27 Nov 44

1670 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Gajinder Singh
Died in Service on 01 Jan 43

1671 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Michael Joseph Mangal Raj
Died in Service on 08 Sep 43

1672 GD(P)
Squadron Leader
Zahiruddin Ahmad

1673 GD(P)
Air Commodore
Balwant Kumar Dass

1674 GD(P)
Air Commodore
Samuel Wilbert Bobb

1675 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Dayanand Bhawanishankar Kagal
Died in Service on 08 Aug 44

1676 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Codanda Mudappa Cariappa



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GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Minoo Eduljee Antia

1677 GD(P)
Group Captain
Anil Kanta Ganguly

1678 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Surendra Nath Aurora

1679 GD(P)
Group Captain
Manohar Maharudrappa Sakhare



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GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Ajit Kumar Mitra

1680 GD(P)
Wing Commander
Narendra Behari Lall

GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Cowas Rustom Lichmore



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GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Pritpal Singh

1681 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Iqbal Singh
Died in Service on 09 Nov 43



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GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Srijoyananda Patnaik

1682 GD(P)
Wing Commander
Phanindra Nath Sanyal

1683 A&SD
Flight Lieutenant
Venkat Keshow Reddy

1684 GD(P)
Wing Commander
Murkot Ramunny



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GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Cherala Raghava Rao
Died in Service on 04 Sep 41

1690 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Guru Charan Singh Babra
Died in Service on 17 Apr 44

1691 F(P)
Air Marshal
Maurice Barker

1692 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Vicoo Jehangir Billimoria
Died in Service on 28 Jul 44


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