No.7 Squadron Battle Axes

Motto : Shatrunjay (Vanquish the enemy)
Date Raised : 1942-12-01 Location : Maharajpur
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Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Dec 42 to 05 Jun 44Squadron Leader Hemango Nath Choudhuri1565 GD(P)COVizagapatnam
06 Jun 44 to 20 Jul 44Squadron Leader Aizad Baksh Awan1552 GD(P)CORanchi
21 Jul 44 to 18 Sep 45Squadron Leader Pratap Chandra Lal1567 F(P)COPeshawar/ Imphal
19 Sep 45 to 01 Mar 46Squadron Leader Hari Chand Dewan1598 F(P)COGwalior
01 Mar 46 to 20 Jul 47Squadron Leader Madan Lal Misra1645 GD(P)CORisalpur
01 Jul 47 to 01 Feb 48Squadron Leader Sidney Basil Noronha1735 GD(P)COAgra
01 Feb 48 to 22 Jul 49Squadron Leader Ezra D'Sylva Masillamani1774 GD(P)COPalam
22 Jul 49 to 16 Dec 49Squadron Leader Devaiah Subia1866 F(P)COPalam
16 Dec 49 to 07 Feb 51Squadron Leader Baldev Singh Dogra1921 GD(P)COPalam
20 Feb 51 to 01 Sep 53Squadron Leader George Kanishtkumar John2132 F(P)COPalam
01 Sep 53 to 20 Oct 56Squadron Leader Michael Patrick Owen Blake2630 GD(P)COPalam
20 Oct 56 to 01 Jun 59Squadron Leader Wilbur Desmond McNeill2995 GD(P)COPalam
01 Jun 59 to 21 Apr 62Squadron Leader Bharat Singh3582 F(P)COAmbala
21 Apr 62 to 01 Oct 62Squadron Leader Surinder Kumar Mehra4661 F(P)COAmbala
01 Oct 62 to 05 Aug 64Wing Commander Lakshman Madhav Katre3117 F(P)COHalwara
05 Aug 64 to 24 Feb 66Wing Commander Toric Zachariah3026 GD(P)COHalwara/ Hindon
24 Feb 66 to 15 Apr 67Wing Commander Man Singh4094 F(P)COHindon
15 Apr 67 to 01 Jul 70Wing Commander Har Mohan Singh Chatwal4198 F(P)COHindon/ Bagdogra
01 Jul 70 to 08 Dec 71Wing Commander Bernard Anthony Coelho4488 F(P)COBagdogra
10 Dec 71 to 27 Mar 72Wing Commander Nirmal Chandra Suri4236 F(P)COBagdogra/ Palam
27 Mar 72 to 29 Jul 74Wing Commander Ranvijay Singh4202 F(P)COChandigarh
29 Jul 74 to 31 Aug 77Wing Commander Trilochan Singh5043 F(P)COChandigarh
31 Aug 77 to 17 Mar 80Wing Commander Vinod Kumar Verma6528 F(P)COChandigarh
17 Mar 80 to 27 Dec 82Wing Commander Satish Govind Inamdar7189 F(P)COChandigarh
27 Dec 82 to 01 Dec 84Wing Commander Virendra Kumar Chawla7408 F(P)COChandigarh
29 Jun 85 to 22 Jun 87Wing Commander Ajit Bhavnani10440 F(P)COGwalior
22 Jun 87 to 18 Jun 89Wing Commander Ajit Vishwanath Vaidya11848 F(P)COGwalior
19 Jun 89 to 08 Oct 89Wing Commander Ramesh Bakshi12376 F(P)COGwalior
09 Oct 89 to 28 Oct 91Wing Commander Mohan John13131 F(P)COGwalior
29 Oct 91 to 14 Nov 93Wing Commander Vijay Prakash Nandrajog13136 F(P)COGwalior
15 Nov 93 to 04 Jun 95Wing Commander Satya Prakash Rajguru13765 F(P)COGwalior
05 Jun 95 to 20 Apr 97Wing Commander Hitesh Hari Bhai Patel14271 F(P)COGwalior
21 Apr 97 to 02 May 99Wing Commander Mohit Kumar14674 F(P)COGwalior
03 May 99 to 25 May 01Wing Commander Sandeep Chhabra16032 F(P)COGwalior
26 May 01 to 20 Apr 03Wing Commander Rajesh Kumar16770 F(P)COGwalior
21 Apr 03 to 24 May 05Wing Commander Suraj Kumar Jha17445 F(P)COGwalior
25 May 05 to 17 Jun 07Wing Commander Harpreet Singh Basra19174 F(P)COGwalior
18 Jun 07 to 21 Jun 09Wing Commander Vikram Pathak20971 F(P)COGwalior
29 Apr 13 to 31 Mar 14Wing Commander #N/ACOGwalior
01 Apr 14 to 22 Mar 15Group Captain #N/ACOGwalior
23 Mar 15 to 31 Mar 15Wing Commander #N/ACOGwalior
01 Apr 15 to 15 May 07Group Captain #N/ACOGwalior
15 May 17 to 02 Jul 17Wing Commander #N/ACOGwalior
03 Jul 17 to Group Captain #N/ACOGwalior

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