No.121 Helicopter Flight Sea Eagles

Motto : Apatsu Mitram (A friend in time of need)
Date Raised : 1973-01-07 Location : Mumbai
121 HF was located at the Air India complex at Kalina and their helicopters were located at Juhu. Sometimes in 1999 when a hanger utilised by AEU( Aircraft Errection Unit) where the Mi 8 and Mi 17 were assembled when they moved to India in crates. Initially they used the crates for making various bays. Later in 2002 the office acommodation came up adjoining the hanger.

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
07 Jan 73 to 30 Sep 74Squadron Leader Harihara Rajagopal5277 GD(P)COBombay
11 Oct 74 to 24 Nov 75Squadron Leader Ranbir Singh Chauhan8136 GD(P)COBombay
05 Dec 75 to 06 Jun 79Squadron Leader Rajinder Pal Singh Dhillon7741 GD(P)COBombay
18 Aug 79 to 05 Jul 81Wing Commander Subhash Madanmohan Hundiwala6351 GD(P)COBombay
06 Jul 81 to 20 Nov 83Wing Commander Baljinder Kumar Dhir6460 GD(P)COBombay
07 Dec 83 to 10 Feb 86Wing Commander Virender Kumar Sharma9795 GD(P)COBombay
10 Feb 86 to 22 May 88Wing Commander Pradeep Kumar Bose11329 GD(P)COBombay
23 May 88 to 16 Jul 92Wing Commander Rodney Ian Peters11452 GD(P)COBombay
17 Jul 92 to 24 Jan 94Wing Commander Viman Kumar Arora12954 F(P)COBombay
25 Jan 94 to 20 Oct 96Wing Commander Ravi Shankar14568 F(P)COBombay
22 Oct 96 to 14 Dec 97Wing Commander Anshu Kumar Matta15875 F(P)COBombay
15 Dec 97 to 16 May 99Wing Commander Anand Mohan Bajpai15896 F(P)COBombay
17 May 99 to 15 Aug 01Wing Commander Shriram Madhao Ghatpande16822 F(P)COBombay
16 Aug 01 to 15 Jun 03Wing Commander Nitin B Sathe17708 F(P)COBombay
16 Jun 03 to 25 Dec 05Wing Commander Sunil Khaura18598 F(P)COBombay
26 Dec 05 to 02 Mar 08Wing Commander H R Pramodh Sharma19188 F(P)COBombay
03 Mar 08 to 28 Mar 10Wing Commander Amitabh Sharma21015 F(P)COBombay
29 Mar 10 to 25 Mar 12Wing Commander Keethepurathy Paremaswaran Nair21727 F(P)COBombay
26 Mar 12 to 15 Jun 14Wing Commander Pankaj Kathpal22955 F(P)COBombay

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