No.1 Squadron Tigers

Motto : Ekta mein Shakti (In Unitsy Lies Strength)
Date Raised : 1933-04-01 Location : Maharajpur
Mothballed at independence and reraised in 1953
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Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers


01 Apr 33 - 01 Aug 35
Flight Lieutenant
Cecil Arthur Bouchier
RAF
CO
Karachi

01 Aug 35 - 02 May 36
Squadron Leader
Cecil Arthur Bouchier
RAF
CO
Karachi

02 May 36 - 21 Apr 38
Squadron Leader
KC Hanscock
RAF
CO
Karachi

21 Apr 38 - 01 Oct 38
Wing Commander
CP Horsley
RAF
CO
Karachi

01 Oct 38 - 16 Mar 39
Squadron Leader
CH Smith
RAF
CO
Ambala

16 Mar 39 - 25 Aug 39
Flight Lieutenant
Subroto Mukerjee
1551 GD(P)
CO
Ambala

25 Aug 39 - 27 Jun 41
Squadron Leader
Subroto Mukerjee
1551 GD(P)
CO
Ambala

27 Jun 41 - 13 Mar 42
Squadron Leader
Karun Krishna Majumdar
1555 GD(P)
CO
Peshawar

13 Mar 42 - 03 Sep 42
Squadron Leader
Subroto Mukerjee
1551 GD(P)
CO
Secunderabad

03 Sep 42 - 04 Oct 42
Squadron Leader
Henry Runganadhan
11 GD(P)
CO
Trichinopoly

04 Oct 42 - 03 Sep 43
Squadron Leader
Surendra Nath Goyal
1560 GD(P)
CO
Trichinopoly

03 Sep 43 - 15 Dec 44
Squadron Leader
Arjan Singh
1577 GD(P)
CO
Kohat

15 Dec 44 - 01 Aug 45
Squadron Leader
Ramaswami Rajaram
1573 GD(P)
CO
Imphal

01 Aug 45 - 09 Mar 46
Squadron Leader
Edwin Nazir Ullah
1599 GD(P)
CO
Peshawar

10 Mar 46 - 14 May 47
Squadron Leader
Ranjan Dutt
1594 GD(P)
CO
Peshawar

26 May 47 - 30 Jun 47
Squadron Leader
Anand Ramdas Pandit
1707 F(P)
CO
Peshawar

01 Feb 53 - 25 Sep 53
Squadron Leader
Edul Jahangir Dhatigara
1899 F(P)
CO
Halwara

25 Sep 53 - 03 Apr 56
Squadron Leader
Trilochan Singh Brar
2884 F(P)
CO
Palam

03 Apr 56 - 14 Feb 57
Squadron Leader
George Douglas Clarke
3295 GD(P)
CO
Palam

14 Feb 57 - 26 Mar 59
Squadron Leader
Dilbagh Singh
2998 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

26 Mar 59 - 29 May 61
Squadron Leader
Paul Cecil Roby
3479 GD(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

29 May 61 - 21 Nov 62
Squadron Leader
Surapati Bhattacharya
3974 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

21 Nov 62 - 14 Sep 64
Wing Commander
Raghubir Dutt Law
3069 GD(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

14 Sep 64 - 26 Sep 67
Wing Commander
Om Prakash Taneja
3843 F(P)
CO
Adampur

26 Sep 67 - 29 Jan 68
Wing Commander
Sudesh Kumar Dahar
4425 GD(P)
CO
Adampur

29 Jan 68 - 28 Sep 70
Wing Commander
Bhupendra Nath Misra
4079 F(P)
CO
Adampur

28 Sep 70 - 24 Sep 73
Wing Commander
Upkar Singh
4658 F(P)
CO
Adampur

24 Sep 73 - 17 Feb 76
Wing Commander
Brijesh Dhar Jayal
4972 F(P)
CO
Adampur

17 Feb 76 - 16 Apr 78
Wing Commander
Keith David Kingsley Lewis
5109 F(P)
CO
Adampur

03 May 78 - 04 Jan 81
Wing Commander
Tushar Sen
6006 F(P)
CO
Adampur

05 Jan 81 - 22 May 83
Wing Commander
Ritu Raj Jaindass
8432 F(P)
CO
Adampur/ Gorakhpur

23 May 83 - 24 Aug 84
Wing Commander
Teshter Jall Master
7224 F(P)
CO
Gorakhpur

25 Aug 84 - 31 Dec 85
Wing Commander
Gopalasamudram Mahadevan Vishwanathan
9056 F(P)
CO
Gorakhpur

01 Jan 86 - 21 May 88
Wing Commander
Padamjit Singh Ahluwalia
11631 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

21 May 88 - 23 Apr 90
Wing Commander
Sharad Uddhavrao Apte
12380 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

23 Apr 90 - 27 Apr 92
Wing Commander
Noel Amiyakumar Moitra
12931 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

27 Apr 92 - 16 May 94
Wing Commander
Anil Chopra
13368 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

16 May 94 - 26 Nov 95
Wing Commander
Satvir Singh Dhanda
13926 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

26 Nov 95 - 15 Dec 97
Wing Commander
Daljit Singh
14553 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

15 Dec 97 - 06 Mar 00
Wing Commander
Sanderraman Neelakantan
15184 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

06 Mar 00 - 22 Apr 02
Wing Commander
Neeraj Yadav
16399 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

22 Apr 02 - 07 Jul 03
Wing Commander
Raghunath Nambiar
16378 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

07 Jul 03 - 13 Dec 04
Wing Commander
N S Venkateshvar
18087 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

13 Dec 04 - 26 Dec 06
Wing Commander
Narmdeshwar Tiwari
18270 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

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