No.142 SSS Flight Flying Amphibs

Motto : Apatsu Mitram (A friend in time of need)
Date Raised : 1974-08-01 Location : Hashimara
142 SSS Flt, AF was formed at Jamnagar on 01 Aug 1074 with five MI-4 helicopter. The flight was entrusted with the task to support forward airbase, visual observation posts and Air Land /Air Sea rescue. The basic war time role of the flight is helicopter support in general or as required basis and other special tasks as and when ordered. The flight converted onto Chetak helicopter on 01 Sep 1981 (five) and the Units moved to Kalaikunda on 07 May 1982. The Units again moved to Bagdogra on 06 Dec 1982 and is currently based at Hashimara. EAC Comm Flt was merged with this unit in Sep 1997

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Aug 74 to 28 Aug 77Squadron Leader Subhash Chandra Ghosal10392 F(P)COJamnagar
29 Aug 77 to 08 Mar 82Squadron Leader Faquir Chand Jain9035 F(P)COJamnagar
09 Mar 82 to 29 Dec 82Wing Commander Yoginder Prakash8168 F(P)COJamnagar/ Kalaikunda
24 Jan 83 to 11 Aug 85Wing Commander Jagdarshan Singh Sandhu10139 F(P)COBagdogra
12 Aug 85 to 09 Oct 87Wing Commander Christopher Jayakumar Elias10231 F(P)COBagdogra
10 Oct 87 to 16 Jun 91Wing Commander Vinod Bhateja11863 F(P)COBagdogra
17 Jun 91 to 08 Aug 93Wing Commander Anil Kishore11598 F(P)COBagdogra
09 Aug 93 to 04 May 97Wing Commander Oruganti Ram Prasad14572 F(P)COBagdogra
05 May 97 to 22 Sep 99Wing Commander Anand Shamrao Parab16055 F(P)COBagdogra
23 Sep 99 to 27 Aug 01Wing Commander S K SinghCOBagdogra
27 Aug 01 to 11 Aug 03Wing Commander Sharad Tewari16616 F(P)COBagdogra
11 Aug 03 to 20 Jun 05Wing Commander K R Visweswaran18690 F(P)COBagdogra
20 Jun 05 to 30 Jul 07Wing Commander Sanjeev Kumar Bhatnagar18838 F(P)COBagdogra

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