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On Air Marshal Nur Khan (1923-2011)

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A look at PAF Air Marshal Malik Nur Khan's time with the Indian Air Force before the division of the IAF. This piece was first penned for Shiv Aroor's LiveFist Blog in 2011.

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M.P.Anil Kumar - Tribute to a historian.

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M P Anil Kumar (1964-2014)  - A tribute to a a friend of this website, a historian in his own class and an indomitable fighter everywhere..

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Obituary: Air Marshal Partha Kumar Dey AVSM PVSM

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Air Marshal Partha Kumar Dey AVSM PVSM  (30 March 1934 - 10 January 2014)

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Air Marshal Johnny Greene (1929-2013)

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A legendary pilot and officer,  Air Marshal Johnny William Greene passed away on 16 October 2013. Born 21 March 1929, Greene was commissioned in the IAF on 16 June 1951 (4093 F(P)) . He served as a Hunter pilot before moving on the Folland Gnat and making a name for himself in the 1965 and 1971 wars.

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Air Commodore J J Bouche (1921-2013)

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A veteran of three wars - WW2, 1947-48 Kashmir War and the 1965 India-Pakistan War, Air Vice Marshal John Jasper Bouche (Pop) passed away today in Perth,Australia,after a brief illness. Group Captain Kapil Bhargava writes a short tribute to him

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Air Marshal Prithi Singh (April 8, 1934-October 16, 2012)

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-  Air Marshal Prithi Singh PVSM AVSM VM Bar ADC, former C-in-C Western Air Command passed away on 16th October 2012 in Delhi.  The man who flew too much fought a battle against the Big C and finally flew his last sortie.  

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Micky Blake: Officer, Gentleman and Exceptional Pilot

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We are all grieved to learn of passing away of Micky Blake on June 9th, 2012. He was 88 Years old . Micky was a legend in IAF. There is much that needs to be said about Micky, such as his winning the Sword of Honour in his Pilots Course, performance at the PAI and Day Fighter Leader Courses and his leadership qualities. . . . 

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Obituary Notices

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Sqn Ldr S Kesan Passed away in Chennai in January 2011

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Wing Commander Harish Chandar Sahgal (3024) GD(P)

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-This article narrates the career of Wg Cdr "Horace" Sahgal, commissioned just towards the end of the second world war, who was one of the earliest pilots to see action in the 1947-48 War, and later fly operations in the 62 War as well.

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Air Vice Marshal Ranjan Dutt (1594) GD(P)

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altAir Vice-Marshal Ranjan Dutt, one of a small number of Indian pilots to have flown operationally in Europe during World War II, passed away in Chennai on 13 August 2009. He was 87

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