No.4 Squadron Oorials

Motto : Maan Par Jaan (Death over Dishonour)
Date Raised : 1941-02-01
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Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers


01 Feb 42 - 25 Oct 42
Squadron Leader
Habib Ullah Khan
1557 GD(P)
CO
Peshawar

26 Oct 42 - 21 Sep 43
Squadron Leader
Mohammad Khan Janjua
1561 GD(P)
CO
Kohat

21 Sep 43 - 21 Nov 43
Squadron Leader
SW Baldie
RAF
CO
Risalpur

21 Nov 43 - 09 Mar 44
Squadron Leader
Mohammad Khan Janjua
1561 GD(P)
CO
Yelahanka

09 Apr 44 - 01 Feb 45
Squadron Leader
Geoffrey Stanton Sharp
RAF
CO
Chittagong

01 Feb 45 - 02 Aug 45
Squadron Leader
D Boyd Berry
RAF
CO
Akyab

03 Aug 45 - 12 Aug 45
Flight Lieutenant
Jagdev Chandra
1612 GD(P)
CO
Yelahanka

12 Aug 45 - 01 Feb 46
Squadron Leader
Erlic Wilmot Pinto
1593 GD(P)
CO
HMS Vengeance

01 Feb 46 - 01 Nov 46
Squadron Leader
Jagdev Chandra
1612 GD(P)
CO
HMS Vengeance

01 Nov 46 - 01 May 47
Squadron Leader
Minoo Merwan Engineer
1614 F(P)
CO
Miho, Japan

01 Aug 47 - 01 Aug 48
Squadron Leader
Maurice Barker
1691 F(P)
CO
Kanpur

01 Aug 48 - 01 Jan 49
Squadron Leader
Ramchandra Vasudeo Ghisad
1730 GD(P)
CO
Ganavaran

01 Jan 49 - 01 Aug 49
Squadron Leader
Anant Vemanrao Samsi
1865 GD(P)
CO
Pune

01 Aug 49 - 01 Jun 51
Squadron Leader
Idris Hasan Latif
1804 F(P)
CO
Pune

01 Jun 51 - 01 Nov 51
Squadron Leader
Vellore Manickam Radhakrishnan
1769 GD(P)
CO
Jamnagar

01 Nov 51 - 01 Jan 53
Squadron Leader
Prasanta Kumar Sarkar
2443 ADM
CO
Jamnagar

01 Jan 53 - 01 Dec 54
Squadron Leader
Jafar Zaheer
3173 F(P)
CO
Jamnagar

01 Dec 54 - 01 Apr 57
Squadron Leader
Virendra Mohan Bhatnagar
3067 F(P)
CO
Jamnagar

01 Apr 57 - 04 Jul 58
Squadron Leader
Ajoy Kumar Bose
2432 GD(P)
CO
Ambala

05 Jul 58 - 01 Apr 61
Squadron Leader
Aubrey Leslie Michael
3416 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

01 May 61 - 01 Jan 64
Squadron Leader
Melville Andrew Woodfall
4021 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

01 Jan 64 - 01 Aug 66
Squadron Leader
Pynummooltil Simon George
4240 F(P)
CO
Hashimara

01 Aug 66 - 01 Oct 66
Squadron Leader
Onkar Singh Wadhawan
4899 F(P)
CO
Chandigarh

01 Oct 66 - 01 Feb 67
Wing Commander
Norman Foster Watts
3956 GD(P)
CO
Chandigarh

04 Apr 67 - 14 Jun 70
Wing Commander
Robert Arnold Weir
3881 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

14 Jun 70 - 31 Dec 72
Wing Commander
Jayant Vishwanath Gole
4578 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

01 Jan 73 - 01 Apr 75
Wing Commander
Denzil Joseph Keelor
4805 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

01 Apr 75 - 01 Jun 77
Wing Commander
Om Prakash Sharma
5104 F(P)
CO
Tezpur/ Bareilly

01 Jun 77 - 01 May 79
Wing Commander
Bharat Kumar
5787 F(P)
CO
Bareilly/ Hashimara

01 May 79 - 01 Apr 81
Wing Commander
Suresh Kumar Behal
5786 F(P)
CO
Hashimara

01 Apr 81 - 01 Feb 83
Wing Commander
Anand Sakharam Gangoli
7435 F(P)
CO
Pune

07 Feb 83 - 21 May 85
Wing Commander
Dinesh Chander Nayyar
8995 F(P)
CO
Pune

01 Jul 85 - 01 Jul 87
Wing Commander
Bhupinder Singh Marwa
10518 F(P)
CO
Pune/ Uttarlai

01 Jul 87 - 01 May 89
Wing Commander
Karan Singh Chhina
12389 F(P)
CO
Uttarlai

01 May 89 - 14 Nov 90
Wing Commander
Rajib Kumar Chakravorty
12503 F(P)
CO
Uttarlai

15 Nov 90 - 01 Dec 92
Wing Commander
Virendra Singh Bajwa
12940 F(P)
CO
Uttarlai

01 Jan 92 - 01 Dec 93
Wing Commander
Krishna Kumar Swaminathan
13251 F(P)
CO
Uttarlai

01 Sep 94 - 01 Dec 95
Wing Commander
Shankar Mani
13596 F(P)
CO
Uttarlai

01 Jan 96 - 30 Apr 98
Wing Commander
Ram Kumar Mahadevan
15033 F(P)
CO
Uttarlai

01 May 98 - 30 Jun 00
Wing Commander
Pankaj Chopra
15700 F(P)
CO
Uttarlai

19 Jun 00 - 25 Sep 02
Wing Commander
Pradeep Deshpande
16775 F(P)
CO
Uttarlai

26 Sep 02 - 01 Jul 04
Wing Commander
Mrigendra Singh
17324 F(P)
CO
Uttarlai

01 Jul 04 - 01 Jun 06
Wing Commander
Man Singh Awana
19153 F(P)
CO
Uttarlai

01 Jun 06 - 01 Jun 08
Wing Commander
Sanyam Prerak Dhankar
21849 F(P)
CO
Uttarlai

01 Jun 08 - 01 Jun 10
Wing Commander
Hemant Singh
20993 F(P)
CO
Uttarlai

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