No.1 Transport Training Wing


Date Raised : 1963-06-20 Disbanded : 1968-01-03 Location : Begumpet
Initially formed as a conversion and training squadron at Agra in 1948, the Units moved over to Begumpet in 1957 and was renamed as Transport Training Wing (TTW). In 1963 after the Sino -Indian conflict, the necessity for expanding training on transport aircraft became imperative. To facilitate this requirement; existing TTW was retained at Begumpet and No.2 TTW was established at Yelahanka, a suburb of Bangalore. Here, an airfield of world war II vintage was already in existence. This deserted airfield was recommissioned after necessary repairs on August I, 1963 and began functioning under the command of Gp Capt PL Dhawan. On January 1, 1968 both the TTW s were merged to form a single TTW at Yelahanka. Later, TTWs was renamed as Air Force Station, Yelahanka.
Unit previously existed as AFS Hyderabad

Commanding Officers


20 Jun 63 - 07 Mar 65
Group Captain
George William Joyce
2356 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Secunderabad

08 Mar 65 - 27 Sep 67
Group Captain
John Dunbar Aquino
1777 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Secunderabad

21 Sep 67 - 03 Jan 68
Group Captain
Harbans Singh Monga
3162 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Secunderabad
Unit continued existence as 404 AFS Begumpet

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