No.133 FAC Flight

Date Raised : 1986-03-01 Location : Jaisalmer
Raised in March 1986 at 41 Wing AF, Jaisalmer. The Units had no aircraft till June. In July four Cheetah helicopters were ferried from Sulur to Jaisalmer, in the thick of monsoons. It took almost 10 days to reach Jaisalmer. Later two more Cheetahs joined the Units making it a total 6 helicopters. The Op Role was AirBorne FAC duties. The Units flew a number of sorties in conjunction with fighters from Jodhpur. Also fighters of visiting squadrons. The Units was also tasked with SAR, Cas Evac and other tasks from time to time. Initial officers to join the Units were S/L O Ramprasad, Sqn Ldr Pritpal Singh, Fg. Offr VS Bharti, Fg.Offr M.Singh, Fg.Offr R.Sharma, Fg.Offr R. Isser and Flt Lt. OP Bharati ( Engg Offr). In May 1986 Wg. Cgr. G.S.Kahlon was posted as the first commanding officer.

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers

View in Grid

DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 May 86 to 01 Feb 88Wing Commander Gurmel Singh Kahlon11318 GD(P)COJaisalmer
01 Feb 88 to Wing Commander Baljeet Singh9557 GD(P)COJaisalmer
Unknown to Wing Commander Bhabani Charan Talukdar13923 F(P)CO
Unknown to Wing Commander Pritpal Singh12409 GD(P)CO
Unknown to Wing Commander Anand Mohan Bajpai15896 F(P)CO

Note: All the data available here is publicly available in the Gazette of India, published by the Indian Government, or from public domain sources, press releases about Awards and Right-To-Information (RTI) Requests. Additionally data shared by veterans is added to the page with permission. No data with respect to serving officers below the rank of AVM is displayed. Information in Gazette of India and Award citations and photographs as released by the Indian Air Force are the only details displayed.