4 Equipment Depot


Date Raised : 1948-08-19 Disbanded : 1966-12-12 Location : Manauri
302 Maintenance Unit was established in 1939 at Allahabad. During 1942, it was converted into a Universal Equipment Depot, the first ever such Depot in South East Asia as per RAF records, to sustain the air operations of Allied Forces during the Second World War. In 1948 the Depot was renamed as 4 Equipment Depot and was rechristened as 24 Equipment Depot in year 1966. Traversing through the days of providing spares support to aircrafts such as Tempest, Spitfire, Gnat, Marut, Canberra and Hunter aircraft, 24 Equipment Depot now stores spares for Jaguar, Avro and Dornier aircraft, Chetak / Chetah and Cheetal Helicopters, ALH and RPA.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
19 Aug 48 to 15 Mar 52Squadron Leader Pritam Singh1784 EQPTCOManauri
16 Mar 52 to 17 Feb 54Wing Commander Rameshwar Das Khanna1972 EQPTCOManauri
18 Feb 54 to 14 Jul 54Squadron Leader Dilip Kumar Sen2320 EQPTCOManauri
15 Jul 54 to 22 Nov 55Wing Commander Harbans Krishan Khanna1632 A&SDCOManauri
02 Dec 55 to 05 Jul 58Wing Commander Srijoyananda Patnaik1785 LGSCOManauri
06 Aug 58 to 27 Nov 59Wing Commander Rattan Lall Suri1974 EQPTCOManauri
28 Nov 59 to 18 Jan 61Wing Commander Ram Narain Sharma2012 EQPTCOManauri
19 Jan 61 to 27 Jun 62Wing Commander Prabhu Narayan Khanna2666 EQPTCOManauri
19 Jan 61 to 27 Jun 62Group Captain Nirod Kumar Sengupta2047 LGSCOManauri
14 Jan 65 to 13 Dec 66Group Captain Katikannikathanam Thatachariar Vasudevan2397 LGSCOManauri
Unit continued existence as 24 ED

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