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