501 Signal Unit Mad Bees

Motto : Satatam Tatparah (Always Alert)
Date Raised : 1964-10-25 Location : Barnala
Raised on 5 Oct 1964 at 9 Wing, AF, the unit shifted to Barnala in May 1965 operating the Star Sapphire radar. Converted to the THD radar in Jan 1981. The unit underwent renaming to 42 Signal Unit in Sept 1982, and became to be known as MADBEES - for Master of Air Defence - Barnala. The unit reverted back to 501 SU in Sept 1991.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
Unknown to Wing Commander Satish Chand3555 AE(L)Stn CdrBarnala
Unknown to 01 Dec 71Group Captain Kottavathukal Thomas Abraham3600 F(P)Stn CdrBarnala
01 Mar 88 to Group Captain Subhash Chandra Rastogi8999 F(P)Stn CdrBarnala
Unknown to Group Captain Jayachand Joseph Williams10188 F(P)Stn CdrBarnala
Unknown to Group Captain Shirish Baban Deo15681 F(P)Stn CdrBarnala
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