No.104 Helicopter Squadron Firebirds

Motto : Apatsu Mitram (A friend in time of need)
Date Raised : 1954-03-10

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
10 Mar 54 to 23 Mar 58 Alison Neal Todd3364 GD(P)COPalam
24 Mar 58 to 11 Oct 59 Sudhindra Kumar Majumdar3484 F(P)COPalam
12 Oct 59 to 19 Oct 62Squadron Leader Vinod Kumar Sahgal3853 GD(P)COPalam
01 Jan 63 to 31 Jul 63Squadron Leader Sudhindra Kumar Majumdar3484 F(P)COPalam
01 Aug 63 to 21 Jan 65Squadron Leader Krishan Kant Saini4436 F(P)COPalam
22 Mar 65 to 05 Nov 67Squadron Leader Bobby Johnson Berry4826 F(P)COHindon
06 Nov 67 to 31 Jan 71Squadron Leader Rakesh Tandon5391 F(P)COHindon
01 Feb 71 to 02 May 74Squadron Leader Subhash Madanmohan Hundiwala6351 F(P)COHindon
03 May 74 to 04 May 76Squadron Leader Chetan Swaroop Kataria7605 F(P)COHindon
05 May 76 to 24 Sep 78Squadron Leader Ashok Anand Thosar8209 F(P)COSarsawa
25 Sep 78 to 01 May 79Squadron Leader Manohar Pandurang Rane9763 F(P)COSarsawa
09 May 79 to 28 Oct 79Squadron Leader Gurdip Singh9395 F(P)COSarsawa
29 Oct 79 to 23 Dec 79Squadron Leader Avinash Chander Chopra7604 F(P)COSarsawa
24 Dec 79 to 15 Mar 81Wing Commander Avinash Chander Chopra7604 F(P)COSarsawa
16 Mar 81 to 29 Dec 82Wing Commander Nimai Krishna Rudra6861 F(P)COSarsawa
30 Dec 82 to 17 Jun 84Wing Commander Baldev Singh8694 F(P)COSarsawa
08 Oct 84 to 13 Jan 87Wing Commander Mohinder Kumar Saini9779 F(P)COSarsawa
14 Jan 87 to 14 Feb 89Wing Commander Jai Kishen Kaushik10524 F(P)COSarsawa
15 Feb 89 to 09 May 91Wing Commander Unnikrishnan G Kartha12959 F(P)COSarsawa/ Bhatinda
10 May 91 to 09 Feb 92Wing Commander Soumitra Shankar Bose12769 F(P)COBhatinda
10 Feb 92 to 31 Oct 93Wing Commander Pradeep Kumar Mulay12935 F(P)COBhatinda
01 Nov 93 to 30 Mar 97Wing Commander Sudhir Hooda14095 F(P)COBhatinda/ Suratgarh
31 Mar 97 to 04 May 97Squadron Leader Jacob James16233 F(P)COSuratgarh
05 May 97 to 14 Feb 99Wing Commander Jacob James16233 F(P)COSuratgarh
15 Feb 99 to 16 May 99Squadron Leader Yogendra Rajora17327 F(P)COSuratgarh
17 May 99 to 17 Jun 01Wing Commander Arun Tillay Samtani17002 F(P)COSuratgarh
18 Jun 01 to 26 Jun 03Wing Commander ----------------99999 COSuratgarh
30 Jun 03 to 07 Mar 06Wing Commander Sandesh Prabhakar Wagle17710 F(P)COSuratgarh
08 Mar 06 to 28 Mar 07Group Captain Atanu Guru16794 F(P)COSuratgarh
29 Mar 07 to 28 Mar 08Wing Commander Sanjay Kumar Mittal17472 F(P)COSuratgarh
29 Mar 08 to 28 Jun 09Group Captain ----------------99999 COSuratgarh
29 Jun 09 to 29 Jul 10Group Captain Tejinder Singh Sareen17138 F(P)COSuratgarh
30 Jul 10 to 12 Sep 10Group Captain ----------------99999 COSuratgarh
13 Sep 10 to 26 Aug 12Wing Commander ----------------99999 COSuratgarh
27 Aug 12 to 19 May 16Group Captain ----------------99999 COSuratgarh
20 May 16 to 16 Jun 17Group Captain ----------------99999 COSuratgarh
16 Jun 17 to Group Captain ----------------99999 COSuratgarh

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