No.2 Transport Training Wing

Date Raised : 1963-08-01 Disbanded : 1967-12-31 Location : Yelahanka
Initially formed as a conversion and training squadron at Agra in 1948, the Units moved over to Begumpet in 1957 and was renamed as Transport Training Wing (TTW). In 1963 after the Sino -Indian conflict, the necessity for expanding training on transport aircraft became imperative. To facilitate this requirement; existing TTW was retained at Begumpet and No.2 TTW was established at Yelahanka, a suburb of Bangalore. Here, an airfield of world war II vintage was already in existence. This deserted airfield was recommissioned after necessary repairs on August I, 1963 and began functioning under the command of Gp Capt PL Dhawan. On January 1, 1968 both the TTW s were merged to form a single TTW at Yelahanka. Later, TTWs was renamed as Air Force Station, Yelahanka.

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Aug 63 to 14 Jul 64Group Captain Purshotam Lal Dhawan2351 GD(P)CmdtBangalore
15 Jul 64 to 31 Dec 67Group Captain John Francis Lazaro2944 GD(P)CmdtBangalore

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