No.4 Squadron Oorials

Motto : Maan Par Jaan (Death over Dishonour)
Date Raised : 1941-02-01
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Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Feb 42 to 25 Oct 42Squadron Leader Habib Ullah Khan1557 GD(P)COPeshawar
26 Oct 42 to 21 Sep 43Squadron Leader Mohammad Khan Janjua1561 GD(P)COKohat
21 Sep 43 to 21 Nov 43Squadron Leader SW BaldieRAFCORisalpur
21 Nov 43 to 09 Mar 44Squadron Leader Mohammad Khan Janjua1561 GD(P)COYelahanka
09 Apr 44 to 01 Feb 45Squadron Leader Geoffrey Stanton SharpRAFCOChittagong
01 Feb 45 to 02 Aug 45Squadron Leader D Boyd BerryRAFCOAkyab
03 Aug 45 to 12 Aug 45Flight Lieutenant Jagdev Chandra1612 GD(P)COYelahanka
12 Aug 45 to 01 Feb 46Squadron Leader Erlic Wilmot Pinto1593 GD(P)COHMS Vengeance
01 Feb 46 to 01 Nov 46Squadron Leader Jagdev Chandra1612 GD(P)COHMS Vengeance
01 Nov 46 to 01 May 47Squadron Leader Minoo Merwan Engineer1614 F(P)COMiho, Japan
01 Aug 47 to 01 Aug 48Squadron Leader Maurice Barker1691 F(P)COKanpur
01 Aug 48 to 01 Jan 49Squadron Leader Ramchandra Vasudeo Ghisad1730 GD(P)COGanavaran
01 Jan 49 to 01 Aug 49Squadron Leader Anant Vemanrao Samsi1865 GD(P)COPune
01 Aug 49 to 01 Jun 51Squadron Leader Idris Hasan Latif1804 F(P)COPune
01 Jun 51 to 01 Nov 51Squadron Leader Vellore Manickam Radhakrishnan1769 GD(P)COJamnagar
01 Nov 51 to 01 Jan 53Squadron Leader Prasanta Kumar Sarkar2443 ADMCOJamnagar
01 Jan 53 to 01 Dec 54Squadron Leader Jafar Zaheer3173 F(P)COJamnagar
01 Dec 54 to 01 Apr 57Squadron Leader Virendra Mohan Bhatnagar3067 F(P)COJamnagar
01 Apr 57 to 01 Jul 58Squadron Leader Ajoy Kumar Bose2432 GD(P)COAmbala
01 Jul 58 to 01 Apr 61Squadron Leader Aubrey Leslie Michael3416 F(P)COKalaikunda
01 May 61 to 01 Jan 64Squadron Leader Melville Andrew Woodfall4021 F(P)COTezpur
01 Jan 64 to 01 Aug 66Squadron Leader Pynummooltil Simon George4240 F(P)COHashimara
01 Aug 66 to 01 Oct 66Squadron Leader Onkar Singh Wadhawan4899 F(P)COChandigarh
01 Oct 66 to 01 Feb 67Wing Commander Norman Foster Watts3956 GD(P)COChandigarh
04 Apr 67 to 14 Jun 70Wing Commander Robert Arnold Weir3881 F(P)COTezpur
14 Jun 70 to 31 Dec 72Wing Commander Jayant Vishwanath Gole4578 F(P)COTezpur
01 Jan 73 to 01 Apr 75Wing Commander Denzil Joseph Keelor4805 F(P)COTezpur
01 Apr 75 to 01 Jun 77Wing Commander Om Prakash Sharma5104 F(P)COTezpur/ Bareilly
01 Jun 77 to 01 May 79Wing Commander Bharat Kumar5787 F(P)COBareilly/ Hashimara
01 May 79 to 01 Apr 81Wing Commander Suresh Kumar Behal5786 F(P)COHashimara
01 Apr 81 to 01 Feb 83Wing Commander Anand Sakharam Gangoli7435 F(P)COPune
01 Feb 83 to 01 May 85Wing Commander Dinesh Chander Nayyar8995 F(P)COPune
01 Jul 85 to 01 Jul 87Wing Commander Bhupinder Singh Marwa10518 F(P)COPune/ Uttarlai
01 Jul 87 to 01 May 89Wing Commander Karan Singh Chhina12389 F(P)COUttarlai
01 May 89 to 14 Nov 90Wing Commander Rajib Kumar Chakravorty12503 F(P)COUttarlai
15 Nov 90 to 01 Dec 92Wing Commander Virendra Singh Bajwa12940 F(P)COUttarlai
01 Jan 92 to 01 Dec 93Wing Commander Krishna Kumar Swaminathan13251 F(P)COUttarlai
01 Sep 94 to 01 Dec 95Wing Commander Shankar Mani13596 F(P)COUttarlai
01 Jan 96 to 30 Apr 98Wing Commander Ram Kumar Mahadevan15033 F(P)COUttarlai
01 May 98 to 30 Jun 00Wing Commander Pankaj Chopra15700 F(P)COUttarlai
19 Jun 00 to 25 Sep 02Wing Commander Pradeep Deshpande16775 F(P)COUttarlai
26 Sep 02 to 01 Jul 04Wing Commander Mrigendra Singh17324 F(P)COUttarlai
01 Jun 06 to 01 Jun 08Wing Commander Sanyam Prerak Dhankar21849 F(P)COUttarlai
01 Jun 08 to 01 Jun 10Wing Commander Hemant Singh20993 F(P)COUttarlai

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