No.133 FAC Flight
Date Raised : 1986-03-01 Location : Jaisalmer
Raised in March 1986 at 41 Wing AF, Jaisalmer. The unit had no aircraft till June. In July four Cheetah helicopters were ferried from Sulur to Jaisalmer, in the thick of monsoons. It took almost 10 days to reach Jaisalmer. Later two more Cheetahs joined the unit making it a total 6 helicopters. The Op Role was AirBorne FAC duties. The unit flew a number of sorties in conjunction with fighters from Jodhpur. Also fighters of visiting squadrons. The unit was also tasked with SAR, Cas Evac and other tasks from time to time. Initial officers to join the unit were S/L O Ramprasad, Sqn Ldr Pritpal Singh, Fg. Offr VS Bharti, Fg.Offr M.Singh, Fg.Offr R.Sharma, Fg.Offr R. Isser and Flt Lt. OP Bharati ( Engg Offr). In May 1986 Wg. Cgr. G.S.Kahlon was posted as the first commanding officer.
|Dates||Rank & Name||Number||Remarks||Location||Photo|
|01 May 86 to 01 Feb 88||Wing Commander Gurmel Singh Kahlon||11318 F(P)||CO||Jaisalmer|
|01 Feb 88 to||Wing Commander Baljeet Singh||9557 F(P)||CO||Jaisalmer|