No.51 (Auxiliary AF) Squadron

Date Raised : 1955-11-01 Disbanded : 1963-01-08 Location : New Delhi
Originally given the HT-2 and Harvard, they had Vampure FB Mk52 introduced in 1959. In 1962 the flight moved from Palam to Pune. Subsequently it got absorbed into 220 sqn as the new IAF sqn

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Nov 55 to 22 Dec 57Squadron Leader Brian Keith Stidston2821 GD(P)CODelhi
06 Jun 58 to 14 May 59Squadron Leader Pradyot Kumar Senapati2928 GD(P)CODelhi
Unknown to Squadron Leader Doughlas Llewellyn Springett3017 GD(P)CODelhi
Unknown to 14 Jun 62Squadron Leader Jagdish Ranganath Bankapur2986 GD(P)CODelhi
15 Jun 62 to Squadron Leader Satyawan Jitendra4196 GD(P)CODelhi

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