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Birth of an Air Force

The Indian Air Force's History precedes World War Two by eight years. The IAF was established by on 8 Oct 1932 when its formation was announced in the Gazette of India.

No.1 Squadron formed at Drigh Road in Karachi on 1 April 1933 with a complement of six Indian Officers under the command of a British Officer.

The pages in this section showcase the initial years of the existence of the IAF.

  Westland Wapiti : The Aircraft  
Pioneers W W Russell
Air Commodore Narendra K J Lall
Wg Cdr A B Awan - The Photo Collection on External Link
Training At Cranwell Jagan Pillarisetti

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