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

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
20 Jun 63 to 07 Mar 65Group Captain George William Joyce2356 GD(P)Stn CdrSecunderabad
08 Mar 65 to 27 Sep 67Group Captain John Dunbar Aquino1777 F(P)Stn CdrSecunderabad
21 Sep 67 to 03 Jan 68Group Captain Harbans Singh Monga3162 F(P)Stn CdrSecunderabad
Unit continued existence as 404 AFS Begumpet

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