272 Signal Unit Marine Scanners


Location : Madh Island
The history of Air Force Station Madh Island goes back to Pre-World War—II era. A beautiful fort built by Portuguese and later acceded to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is a part of the Air Force Station. The fort was used as a detachment of NO2 Ordnance Depot, Karachi and an Italian POW camp during World War—II. In 1954, 27 SU, AF was commissioned at AF Stn Madh Island which was equipped with composite MARCONI T-13/T-14/T-15 Radar, designated as Sector Operation Centre (SOC) of 'Bombay Sector'. In 1966, 27 SU, AF was disbanded and 252 SU, AF came into existence as ADDC of Bombay sector. The existing MARCONI Radar was replaced with Russian P-30 (M) radar. Subsequently on 14 Apr 87, P-40 Radar was also inducted in 252SU, AF. On 24 Sep 91, the old P- 30(M) Radar was handed over to 250 SU, and 252 SU, AF continued as ADDC with the P-40(M) Radar. 272 SU was formed in 1990 and became operational with an upgraded Radar on 01 Aug 92. 272 SU assumed the role of Air Defence Direction Centre, Maharashtra sector on 19 Sep 92. The Units has, as aptly, come to be known as "The Marine Scanners". In the year 2000, TRS 2215 moved out to 275 SU and this Units was allotted with the P-40(M) radar from 255 SU. TRS 2215 was re-inducted on 10 may 2004. The station also has 768 SU as its lodger Units.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
13 Apr 93 to 10 Apr 94Wing Commander Prakash Mangesh Narwekar11350 F(P)Stn CdrMadh Island
11 Apr 94 to 22 Dec 96Group Captain Ranjit Kumar Bora12927 F(P)Stn CdrMadh Island
23 Dec 96 to 16 Jul 00Group Captain Arjun Das13808 F(P)Stn CdrMadh Island
17 Jul 00 to 21 Feb 02Group Captain Ravindra Hemchandra Karve13369 F(P)Stn CdrMadh Island
22 Feb 02 to 31 May 04Wing Commander Maliemadhom Srinivasan Suresh16603 F(P)Stn CdrMadh Island
05 Jul 04 to 12 Feb 06Wing Commander Ganga Dutt16841 ADMStn CdrMadh Island
13 Feb 06 to 14 Oct 07Group Captain Ganapathy Sarnia Narayana Moorthy15890 F(P)Stn CdrMadh Island
03 Nov 07 to 25 Jun 09Group Captain Atanu Chatterjee18078 F(P)Stn CdrMadh Island
23 May 11 to 17 Mar 13Group Captain Anup Kumar Sen18278 F(P)Stn CdrMadh Island

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