No.1 Aircraft Repair Depot

Date Raised : 1947-08-15 Disbanded : 1948-08-08 Location : Kanpur
On 15 August 1947, the historic day of India’s Independence, Wing Commander Ranjan Dutta DFC took over the command of Air Force Station, Kanpur from the Royal Air Force. Simultaneously, on this very day, No. 1 Aircraft Repair Depot for servicing and No. 10 Aircraft Storage Units for storage activities were formed at Chakeri, Kanpur. Group Captain DAR Nanda became the first Commanding Officer of both these Unitss. On 09 August 1948, the two Unitss were merged to form No. 1 Base Repair Depot

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
15 Aug 47 to 08 Aug 48Group Captain Diwan Atma Ram Nanda1562 GD(P)COKanpur
Unit continued existence as 1 BRD

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