No.14 Squadron Bulls

Motto : Balam Jayay (Strength will Conquer)
Date Raised : 1951-08-15 Location : Ambala
On 2 November 48 when the IAF formed its first bomber Squadron. No 5 Squadron crest, the "Tusker" was to be as appropriate to its role and strength as any emblem can envisage. On 1 September 1957 the "Tuskers" became the first IAF Squadron to re-equip on the modern Canberra jet bomber aircraft. on 1 August 1981 the "Tuskers" re-equipped on the Jaguar Strike aircraft.

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
15 Aug 51 to 09 Jun 53Squadron Leader Leslie Richard Dickinson Blunt1994 GD(P)CO
10 Jun 53 to 30 Sep 55Squadron Leader Hemonto Kumar Bose2348 GD(P)CO
17 Oct 55 to 11 Feb 58Squadron Leader Jothi Miller Fenn3012 GD(P)CO
12 Feb 58 to 30 Oct 59Squadron Leader Samir Banerji2881 GD(P)CO
30 Oct 59 to 30 Mar 62Squadron Leader Minoo Jehangir Dotiwalla3839 GD(P)CO
31 Mar 62 to 19 Oct 62Squadron Leader Johney William Greene4093 GD(P)COAmbala
30 Oct 62 to 15 May 63Wing Commander Harish Chandra Joshi3020 GD(P)CO
26 May 63 to 14 Dec 64Wing Commander Maheshwar Das Khanna2776 GD(P)CO
15 Dec 64 to 16 Jan 67Wing Commander Denis Anthony Lafontaine3844 GD(P)COKalaikunda
24 Jan 67 to 20 Sep 68Wing Commander Suraj Prakash Dutt3649 GD(P)COKalaikunda
21 Sep 68 to 27 Sep 70Wing Commander Amar Singh Mohan3661 GD(P)COKalaikunda
28 Sep 70 to 02 Sep 71Wing Commander Naresh Makanji Patel4662 GD(P)COKalaikunda
03 Sep 71 to 06 Nov 72Wing Commander Ramanathan Sundaresan4574 GD(P)COKalaikunda
07 Nov 72 to 27 Apr 75Wing Commander Harish Chandra Singhal4905 GD(P)COKalaikunda
28 Apr 75 to 06 Jun 77Wing Commander Madhava Krishna Khashav5119 GD(P)COKalaikunda
07 Jun 77 to 27 Jul 79Wing Commander Dil Mohan Singh Kahai5272 GD(P)CO
28 Jul 79 to 21 Sep 80Wing Commander Dinanath Ramchander Nadkarni5587 GD(P)CO
22 Sep 80 to 12 Dec 82Wing Commander Michael McMahon7399 GD(P)COAmbala
13 Dec 82 to 13 Oct 85Wing Commander Shashindra Pal Tyagi8130 GD(P)COAmbala
14 Oct 85 to 26 Jul 87Wing Commander Jayachand Joseph Williams10188 GD(P)COAmbala
27 Jul 87 to 22 Jan 89Wing Commander Anil Khanna12388 GD(P)COAmbala
23 Jan 89 to 18 Feb 91Wing Commander Devdas Banerjee12192 GD(P)COAmbala
18 Feb 91 to 02 May 93Wing Commander Jatinder Pal Joshi13371 F(P)COAmbala
03 May 93 to 02 Apr 95Wing Commander Abhay Gupta13241 F(P)COAmbala
03 Apr 95 to 24 Mar 97Wing Commander Rahul Dhar14561 F(P)COAmbala
25 Mar 97 to 25 Apr 99Wing Commander Rajeev Bhalla15433 F(P)COAmbala
26 Apr 99 to 05 Jun 01Wing Commander Ashwani Bhakoo15689 F(P)COAmbala
06 Jun 01 to 06 Jul 03Wing Commander Sunil Jayant Nanodkar16555 F(P)COAmbala
07 Jul 03 to 19 Jun 05Wing Commander Kishore Kumar Khera18256 F(P)COAmbala
20 Jun 05 to 15 Apr 07Wing Commander Ritu Raj Tyagi18571 F(P)COAmbala
16 Apr 07 to 02 Jun 09Wing Commander Sanjai Chauhan20466 F(P)COAmbala

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