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1 IAF Cranwell Course

Start Date : 04 Sep 30 End Date : 20 Jul 32

1 IAF Cranwell - This is first batch of Indian officers who were sent RAF Cranwell and were commissioned thereafter in the Indian Air Force. The first six cadets joined on 4 Sep 1930 and were commissioned on 20 July 1932 after completing two years at Cranwell. One out of them, JN Tandon was commissioned as an equipment branch officer as he was found too short to be a pilot. The pilots, subsequently they attended the Army co-operation course at Army Cooperation school, Old Sarum, UK between September and December 1932. These officers were given a commission in the Indian Airforce on 8 October 1932 on its formation, though ante-date seniority was given from 20 July 1932, the passing out date from Cranwell.

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1551 GD(P)
Air Marshal
Subroto Mukerjee
Died in Service on 08 Nov 60

1552 GD(P)
Wing Commander
Aizad Baksh Awan

Flying Officer
Harish Chander Sircar

Pilot Officer
Amarinder Singh
Died in Service on 06 Sep 33

Pilot Officer
Bhupinder Singh
Died in Service on 06 Sep 33

1553 EQPT
Squadron Leader
Jagat Narain Tandon
Died in Service on 21 Jan 44

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