No.109 Helicopter Unit
Motto : Apatsu Mitram (A friend in time of need) Date Raised : 1961-08-26
The Units came into being on August 26, 1961.One Zero Nine was awarded a crest, with a motto 'APATSU MITRAM'. The motto means 'a friend to those in distress'. The Units insignia signifies the embodiment of service on land, sea and in air, with the rotors trisecting the crest depicting the prominence of helicopter in all three areas. The mountains in the background signify the area where helicopters are the only aircraft which can been used in a variety of roles. On 1 April 1967, the Units moved from Chandigarh to Jammu and The Units moved to Sulur on 4 June 1987. It was later re-christened as 'The Knights'.
Aircraft Types operated over the years:
| ||4025 F(P)COChandigarh|| ||5074 F(P)COChandigarh/ Jammu||5864 F(P)COJammu|
|3324 F(P)COJammu||4737 F(P)COJammu||4889 F(P)COJammu|| ||6506 F(P)COJammu|
|7017 F(P)COJammu||10462 F(P)COJammu||11285 F(P)COSulur||12027 F(P)COSulur||14295 F(P)COSulur|
| || ||16794 F(P)COSulur||17472 F(P)COSulur||17323 F(P)COSulur|