Air Head Quarters


Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
20 Sep 19 to 27 Jan 20Air Commodore Tom Ince Webb-BowenRAFCommander, Indian GroupSimla
27 Jan 20 to 31 Dec 20Air Commodore Tom Ince Webb-BowenRAFAOC, RAF, IndiaDelhi
01 Jan 21 to 31 Mar 22Air Commodore Tom Ince Webb-BowenRAFAOC, Indian GroupDelhi
01 Apr 22 to 31 Dec 22Air Commodore Tom Ince Webb-BowenRAFAOC, RAF, IndiaDelhi/ Simla
31 Dec 22 to 05 Nov 23Air Vice Marshal Philip Woolcott GameRAFAOC, RAF, IndiaDelhi/ Simla
05 Nov 23 to 27 Dec 26Air Vice Marshal Edward Leonard EllingtonRAFAOC, RAF, IndiaDelhi/ Simla
27 Dec 26 to 30 Jun 29Air Vice Marshal Geoffrey SalmondRAFAOC, RAF, IndiaDelhi/ Simla
01 Jul 29 to 06 Feb 31Air Marshal Geoffrey SalmondRAFAOC, RAF, IndiaDelhi
06 Feb 31 to 02 Mar 35Air Marshal John Miles SteelRAFAOC, RAF, IndiaDelhi
02 Mar 35 to 29 Sep 37Air Marshal Edgar Ludlow-Hewitt RAFAOC, RAF, IndiaDelhi
29 Sep 37 to 27 Dec 38Air Marshal Philip Joubert de la Ferté RAFAOC, RAF, IndiaDelhi
27 Dec 38 to 06 Oct 39Air Marshal Philip Joubert de la Ferté RAFAOC-in-C, Air Forces in IDelhi
06 Oct 39 to 04 Aug 40Air Marshal John HigginsRAFAOC-in-C, Air Forces in IDelhi
05 Aug 40 to 06 Mar 42Air Marshal Patrick H L Playfair RAFAOC-in-C, Air Forces in IDelhi
06 Mar 42 to 30 Jun 42Air Marshal Richard PeirseRAFAOC-in-C, Air Forces in IDelhi
01 Jul 42 to 15 Nov 43Air Chief Marshal Richard PeirseRAFAOC-in-C, Air Forces in IDelhi
08 Mar 44 to 01 Apr 46Air Vice Marshal Meredith ThomasRAFAOCDelhi
01 Apr 46 to 22 Nov 46Air Marshal Roderick Carr RAFAOC-in-C, Air Forces in IDelhi
22 Nov 46 to 15 Aug 47Air Marshal Hugh WalmsleyRAFAOC-in-C, Air Forces in IDelhi
15 Aug 47 to 01 Mar 48Air Marshal Thomas Walker ElmhirstRAFAir Marshal Commanding, RDelhi
01 Mar 48 to 21 Jun 48Air Marshal Thomas Walker ElmhirstRAFCAS & Air Marshal CommandDelhi
21 Jun 48 to 25 Jan 50Air Marshal Thomas Walker ElmhirstRAFCAS & C-in-C, RIAFDelhi
25 Jan 50 to 02 Feb 50Air Marshal Thomas Walker ElmhirstRAFCAS & C-in-C, IAFDelhi
22 Feb 50 to 09 Dec 51Air Marshal Ronald Ivelaw-ChapmanRAFCAS & C-in-C, IAFDelhi
10 Dec 51 to 31 Mar 54Air Marshal Gerald Ernest GibbsRAFCAS & C-in-C, IAFDelhi
01 Apr 54 to 31 Mar 55Air Marshal Subroto Mukerjee1551 GD(P)CAS & C-in-C, IAFDelhi
01 Apr 55 to 08 Nov 60Air Marshal Subroto Mukerjee1551 GD(P)CASDelhi
01 Dec 60 to 31 Jul 64Air Marshal Aspy Merwan Engineer1554 GD(P)CASDelhi
01 Aug 64 to 14 Jan 66Air Marshal Arjan Singh1577 GD(P)CASDelhi
15 Jan 66 to 15 Jul 69Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh1577 GD(P)CASDelhi
16 Jul 69 to 15 Jan 73Air Chief Marshal Pratap Chandra Lal1567 GD(O)CASDelhi
16 Jan 73 to 31 Jan 76Air Chief Marshal Om Prakash Mehra1639 F(P)CASDelhi
01 Feb 76 to 31 Aug 78Air Chief Marshal Hrushikesh Moolgavkar1644 F(P)CASDelhi
01 Sep 78 to 31 Aug 81Air Chief Marshal Idris Hasan Latif1804 F(P)CASDelhi
01 Sep 81 to 03 Sep 84Air Chief Marshal Dilbagh Singh2998 F(P)CASDelhi
04 Sep 84 to 01 Jul 85Air Chief Marshal Lakshman Madhav Katre3117 F(P)CASDelhi
03 Jul 85 to 31 Jul 88Air Chief Marshal Denis Anthony Lafontaine3844 F(P)CASDelhi
01 Aug 88 to 31 Jul 91Air Chief Marshal Surendra Kumar Mehra4197 F(P)CASDelhi
31 Jul 91 to 31 Jul 93Air Chief Marshal Nirmal Chandra Suri4236 F(P)CASDelhi
01 Aug 93 to 31 Dec 95Air Chief Marshal Swaroop Krishna Kaul4721 F(P)CASDelhi
31 Dec 95 to 31 Dec 98Air Chief Marshal Satish Kumar Sareen5370 F(P)CASDelhi
31 Dec 98 to 31 Dec 01Air Chief Marshal Anil Yeshwant Tipnis5859 F(P)CASDelhi
31 Dec 01 to 31 Dec 04Air Chief Marshal Srinivasapuram Krishnaswamy6338 F(P)CASDelhi
31 Dec 04 to 31 Mar 07Air Chief Marshal Shashindra Pal Tyagi8130 F(P)CASDelhi
31 Mar 07 to 31 May 09Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major11442 F(P)CASDelhi
31 May 09 to 31 Jul 11Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik12005 F(P)CASDelhi
31 Jul 11 to 31 Dec 13Air Chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne13129 F(P)CASDelhi
31 Dec 13 to 31 Dec 16Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha13910 F(P)CASDelhi
31 Dec 16 to 30 Sep 19Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa15405 F(P)CASDelhi
30 Sep 19 to 30 Sep 21Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria16026 F(P)CASDelhi
30 Sep 21 to Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari16978 F(P)CASDelhi

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