No.142 SSS Flight Flying Amphibs

Motto : Apatsu Mitram (A friend in time of need)
Date Raised : 1974-08-01 Location : Hashimara
142 SSS Flt, AF was formed at Jamnagar on 01 Aug 1074 with five MI-4 helicopter. The flight was entrusted with the task to support forward airbase, visual observation posts and Air Land /Air Sea rescue. The basic war time role of the flight is helicopter support in general or as required basis and other special tasks as and when ordered. The flight converted onto Chetak helicopter on 01 Sep 1981 (five) and the Units moved to Kalaikunda on 07 May 1982. The Units again moved to Bagdogra on 06 Dec 1982 and is currently based at Hashimara. EAC Comm Flt was merged with this unit in Sep 1997

Commanding Officers


01 Aug 74 - 28 Aug 77
Squadron Leader
Subhash Chandra Ghosal
10392 F(P)
CO
Jamnagar

29 Aug 77 - 08 Mar 82
Squadron Leader
Faquir Chand Jain
9035 F(P)
CO
Jamnagar

09 Mar 82 - 29 Dec 82
Wing Commander
Yoginder Prakash
8168 F(P)
CO
Jamnagar/ Kalaikunda

24 Jan 83 - 11 Aug 85
Wing Commander
Jagdarshan Singh Sandhu
10139 F(P)
CO
Bagdogra

12 Aug 85 - 09 Oct 87
Wing Commander
Christopher Jayakumar Elias
10231 F(P)
CO
Bagdogra

10 Oct 87 - 16 Jun 91
Wing Commander
Vinod Bhateja
11863 F(P)
CO
Bagdogra

17 Jun 91 - 08 Aug 93
Wing Commander
Anil Kishore
11598 F(P)
CO
Bagdogra

09 Aug 93 - 04 May 97
Wing Commander
Oruganti Ram Prasad
14572 F(P)
CO
Bagdogra

05 May 97 - 22 Sep 99
Wing Commander
Anand Shamrao Parab
16055 F(P)
CO
Bagdogra

23 Sep 99 - 27 Aug 01
Wing Commander
S K Singh

CO
Bagdogra

27 Aug 01 - 11 Aug 03
Wing Commander
Sharad Tewari
16616 F(P)
CO
Bagdogra

11 Aug 03 - 20 Jun 05
Wing Commander
K R Visweswaran
18690 F(P)
CO
Bagdogra

20 Jun 05 - 30 Jul 07
Wing Commander
Sanjeev Kumar Bhatnagar
18838 F(P)
CO
Bagdogra

30 Jul 07 - 22 Jun 09
Wing Commander
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CO
Bagdogra

22 Jun 09 - 26 Sep 10
Wing Commander
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CO
Bagdogra

27 Sep 10 - 04 Mar 13
Wing Commander
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CO
Bagdogra

04 Mar 13 - 28 Jun 15
Wing Commander
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CO
Bagdogra

29 Jun 15 - 05 Feb 17
Wing Commander
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CO
Bagdogra

06 Feb 17 - 28 Jan 19
Wing Commander
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CO
Bagdogra

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