No.3 Flight (Coastal Defence)


Date Raised : 1940-08-01 Disbanded : 1942-05-31 Location : Dum Dum
Switched identities with 4 CDF in Feb 1942. Redesignated 103 (Coast Defence) Flight on 1 April 1942. Flew Wapiti IIA, Blenheim IV. Disbanded 1 June 1942 at Cuttack and absorbed into 353 Sqn RAF

Officers & Flight Crew List - No.3 Flight (Coastal Defence) (1939-47)

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Oct 40 to 01 Apr 42Flying Officer D Bhanj Deo1675 GD(P)Calcutta
01 Oct 40 to 01 Apr 42Flying Officer Hem Chaudhari1565 GD(P)Calcutta
28 May 41 to 01 Apr 42Pilot Officer K L Bhatia1605 GD(P)Calcutta
28 May 41 to Pilot Officer A M Morad1569 GD(O)Calcutta
01 Jun 41 to Flying Officer Mervyn ThomasRAFCalcutta
03 Jun 41 to Pilot Officer EngineerCalcutta
03 Jun 41 to 01 Apr 42Pilot Officer Victor Srihari1624 GD(O)Calcutta
03 Jun 41 to Pilot Officer Sarkar1589 GD(O)Calcutta
01 Jul 41 to Pilot Officer HoustonRAFCalcutta
01 Jul 41 to Pilot Officer B S Dugal1568 GD(O)Calcutta
01 Jul 41 to Pilot Officer Sondhi1566 GD(P)Calcutta
01 Jul 41 to Flying Officer Mehar Singh1559 GD(P)Calcutta
01 Oct 41 to Pilot Officer Poonen1686 GD(O)Calcutta
01 Dec 41 to 01 Apr 42Pilot Officer Krishna Lal MukherjeeCalcutta
01 Feb 42 to Pilot Officer Murat Singh1660 GD(O)Calcutta

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