HQ South Western Air Command Communication Flight

Date Raised : 1980-07-23 Location : Ahmedabad
SWAC Comm Flt was setup as No. 1 Group Comm Flt when the No. 1 Group was formed at Jodhpur in 1972. Its primary role is communication duties for the HQ. It was initially equipped with Dakotas, then Avros and briefly also Dorniers.

Aircraft Types operated over the years:
Unit previously existed as HQ No 1 Group Comm Flt

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
08 Mar 73 to 07 Mar 76Squadron Leader Sanjay Kumar Choudhury5863 GD(P)COGandhinagar
08 Mar 76 to 07 Feb 77Squadron Leader Krishan Adhar Singh Tyagi8172 GD(P)COGandhinagar
07 Feb 77 to 18 Jun 78Squadron Leader Gopal Krishan Mehta6752 GD(P)COGandhinagar
18 Jun 78 to 28 Dec 80Squadron Leader Prakash Dattatraya Lothe7436 GD(P)COGandhinagar
29 Dec 80 to 28 Jan 81Wing Commander Prakash Dattatraya Lothe7436 GD(P)COGandhinagar
29 Jan 81 to 13 May 82Wing Commander Ashok Shankar Joshi7190 GD(P)COGandhinagar
14 Jun 82 to 29 Dec 82Squadron Leader Prakash Sadanand Kalalvar8950 GD(P)COGandhinagar
30 Dec 82 to 06 Jul 83Wing Commander Prakash Sadanand Kalalvar8950 GD(P)COGandhinagar
07 Jul 83 to 17 Mar 85Wing Commander Vijai Kumar Grover9079 GD(P)COGandhinagar
25 Mar 85 to 27 Apr 86Wing Commander Prakash Sadanand Kalalvar8950 GD(P)COGandhinagar
28 Apr 86 to 27 Jun 88Wing Commander Her Kewel Singh Gill11875 GD(P)COGandhinagar
28 Jun 88 to 03 Oct 91Wing Commander Anil Bhalla12759 GD(P)COGandhinagar
04 Oct 91 to 19 Oct 93Wing Commander Nataraj Paul13601 F(P)COGandhinagar
20 Oct 93 to 04 Jun 95Wing Commander Kumar Krishnachandrasinghji Gohil14688 F(P)COGandhinagar
05 Jun 95 to 06 Jul 97Wing Commander Subhash Chander Gautam15062 F(P)COGandhinagar
07 Jul 97 to 29 Jun 99Wing Commander Narendra Ghasiram Sahu15037 F(P)COGandhinagar
05 Jul 99 to 08 Jul 01Wing Commander Shouvik Roy16088 F(P)COGandhinagar
09 Jul 01 to 06 Jul 03Wing Commander Bijesh Sitesh Sen16800 F(P)COGandhinagar
07 Jul 03 to 02 Sep 04Wing Commander Zacharias Thomas17698 F(P)COGandhinagar
20 Sep 04 to Wing Commander Virendra Singh18564 F(P)COGandhinagar

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