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Spit AmbConv SmallThe fifties saw the modernisation of the IAF. Coming out of the decade that saw the world war, the advent of new technology like JETS, the complete Indianisation of its officer corps, expansion of its infrastructure, all ensured that it was a hectic and busy period till the next decade which was filled with conflict all over again. 

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Air Commodore E L Birch Ron Birch
Air Cmde P M Wilson - Cadet Days Webmaster
Sqn Ldr P C Chopra with Nos. 4, 1 and 8 Squadron Webmaster
Flying the DHC-4 Caribou Wg Cdr Prithipal Singh Bhachu
Flying with the Auxillary Air Force Flt Lt Des Peters
Squadron Leader JF Josephs Sqn Ldr J F Josephs
Air Marshal A R Pandit - Independence and After Amit Javadekar
Air Commodore R H D Singh Deepak Singh
Air Marshal G E Gibbs, C-in-C Photo Album
No.23 Squadron, Portraits K S Nair
Technical Training College - Later AFTC Air Cmde RHD Singh's Collection
221 Squadron - Flt Lt Des Peter's Collection Flt Lt Des Peters
No.10 Squadron - 1950s Squadron Album
No.7 Squadron - 1950s Squadron Album
69th Pilots Course and 4 Squadron AF Sqn Ldr P C Chopra VrC
63 Pilots Course Sqn Ldr A Chatterjee (Retd)
60th Pilots Course Wg Cdr W H Marshall
58 Pilots Course at the CTU, Hakimpet Wg Cdr C H L Digby
53rd Pilots Instruction Course Gp Capt Kapil Bhargava
ITW Coimbatore - Portal To The Sky! Air Marshal S Raghavendran (Retd)
Panther One: Air Marshal S Raghavendran K S Nair
Air Commodore H S Ratnagar - Back to India Jagan Pillarisetti
Senior Officer and Retirement - Wg Cdr C H L Digby - 5 K S Nair
Panther Boss - Wg Cdr C H L Digby - 4 K S Nair
Squadron Service and Instructional Duties - Wg Cdr C H L Digby - 3 K S Nair
Flying Otters in NEFA - Wg Cdr PS Bhachu Anandeep Pannu
The MS 755 Fleuret Story - A Forgotten Chapter Wg Cdr Donald Michael (Retd)
Pioneers of Formation Aerobatics in IAF Gp Capt Bharat Singh VrC, VM, MAeSI.
Ferrying Vampires From Indonesia - II Wg Cdr Venu Kondath
Ferrying Vampires From Indonesia Air Commodore David Bouche
The Day Halwara Was Bombed - By Me! Air Marshal S Raghavendran (Retd)
The 122nd Pilot Attack Instructor Course in UK Gp Capt Kapil Bhargava
The Day I (Almost) Missed The Fly Past Air Marshal S Raghavendran (Retd)
The HF-24 Glider Gp Capt Kapil Bhargava
How I was (almost) Court-Martialled Air Marshal S Raghavendran (Retd)
IAF's First Formation Aerobatics Team Gp Capt Kapil Bhargava
Flying the Spitfire XVIII Gp Capt Kapil Bhargava
Memoirs of an IAF Technical Signals Officer - 2 Wg Cdr Locksley Percival Fegredo
Memoirs of an IAF Technical Signals Officer - 1 Wg Cdr Locksley Percival Fegredo
Black Archers Command Wg Cdr C D Fernandez
Exercise Shiksha Wg Cdr Donald Michael (Retd)
The Naked Apes and the General Salute Gp Capt Kapil Bhargava
Liberator Tales Wg Cdr Venu Kondath
Ground Tenures Wg Cdr Venu Kondath
Anglo-Indians in the IAF Gp Capt Kapil Bhargava
Flying And Gunnery Training In The USA Air Marshal Philip Rajkumar
IAF Fighter Pilots in the US of A Flt Lt Peter Brown
The Caterpillar Club Air Vice Marshal C V Parker MVC VM
......and one flew under the ...... P V S Jagan Mohan
Partition Troubles Wg Cdr Verghese Kuriyan
My Tryst with the Indian Air Force Air Marshal Thomas W. Elmhirst
The last flight of LOCUS 65 Webmaster
A Chance Encounter with Hanna Reitsch Air Marshal Philip Rajkumar
HAL's Vampire and Prentice Production TIME-LIFE
Air Marshal Y V Malse : Dakotas in the North East Jagan Pillarisetti
54th Pilots Course Pilot Courses
No.4 Squadron - Flying Toofanis at Hasimara Webmaster
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