Air Defence Flight

Date Raised : 1980-03-15 Location : Gorakhpur
C&R Flight was rasied with the role primary role of Practice Interception training to Fighter Controllers of the C&R School, later renamed as Air Defence College. The flight also got renamed to Air Defence Flight at that time. Initially it was equipt with Vampire 52 and co-located with the school at AFFC, Jodhpur. Sometime in mid 1970s it moved to BKT and in 1975 it was reequipped with the Marut and located at Kanpur. It moved to BKT in 1980. Thereafter in 1983 it was requipped with the the MiG-21 T-77. Tt moved to Bareilly in 1992, changed to T-96 in 1996 and merged with the 102 Sqn in 1998. Flight moved back to BKT on 15 June 1999. It was numberplated on 30 June 2006. The Unit has been resurrected on the Kiran MK-II at Gorakhpur in Sep 2015

Aircraft Types operated over the years:
Unit previously existed as CRDETT

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
15 Mar 80 to 31 Jul 81Squadron Leader Indarjit Dass9059 GD(P)COBakshi-Ka-Talab
08 Aug 81 to 17 Jun 83Wing Commander Aditya Vikram Pethia8384 GD(P)COBakshi-Ka-Talab
18 Jun 83 to 13 Jun 84Wing Commander Seranjit Singh Bassley8440 GD(P)COBakshi-Ka-Talab
14 Jun 84 to 28 Dec 84Wing Commander Chandrashekhar Ramachandra Dantale8944 GD(P)COBakshi-Ka-Talab
29 Dec 84 to 06 Jul 86Wing Commander Arun Kumar Singh9521 GD(P)COBakshi-Ka-Talab
07 Jul 86 to 03 Jul 88Wing Commander Om Prakash Sharma10869 GD(P)COBakshi-Ka-Talab
04 Jul 88 to 03 Apr 91Wing Commander Maheshwarsingh Thakursingh Baran10868 GD(P)COBakshi-Ka-Talab
04 Apr 91 to 31 Dec 92Wing Commander Abhay Gupta13241 F(P)COBakshi-Ka-Talab/ Bar
01 Jan 93 to Wing Commander Nirbhay Kumar Jain13576 F(P)COBareilly
Unknown to Wing Commander Milind Vasant Golwalkar13790 F(P)COBareilly
01 Jan 96 to 31 May 97Wing Commander Subramanyam Sukumar14672 F(P)COBareilly

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