3 Equipment Depot


Location : Avadi
23 Equipment Depot at Avadi (Chennai) dates back to World War II. Christened in December 1944 as 337 Maintenance Units under the Royal Indian Air Force, it functioned as a Supply Point and a Storage Depot for South-East Asia. It was renamed twice over as No. 3 Equipment Depot in September 1947 and 23 Equipment Depot in March 1966.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Dec 48 to Wing Commander Ram Nath Chawla1626 EQPTStn CdrAvadi
Unknown to 30 Sep 56Wing Commander Dileep Kumar Sarkar1634 A&SDStn CdrAvadi
08 Oct 56 to Wing Commander Ram Kumar Behl1893 A&SDStn CdrAvadi
Unknown to 09 Jul 58Wing Commander Prasanta Chitta Santra2839 LGSStn CdrAvadi
Unknown to 19 May 64Group Captain Mahabir Chand1750 ADMStn CdrAvadi
20 May 64 to 28 Feb 66Group Captain Alexander Joseph Henry Sathyanathan1643 A&SDStn CdrAvadi
Unit continued existence as 23 ED

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