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13 Course

End Date : 29 Jun 42

13 Pilot Course - Candidates report to local flying clubs around 15 Dec 1941. Subsequently, 84 selected candidates were sent to ITC Walton in Lahore for ground and service training for 10 weeks, followed by a two week break. This included 79 Indian cadets (including a Lieutenant from the Indian Army, and a Merchant Navy cadet from IMM TS Dufferin), four re-musters from the RAF (one Equipment branch Wing Commander, and three Sergeants), and a veterinary surgeon from Bombay.Thereafter they headed to 1 EFTS (Secunderabad) or 2 EFTS (Jodhpur) for 10 weeks on Tigermoths for Basic flying. They were commissioned on reporting to 1 SFTS (Ambala on Audax and Hart) for advanced flying on 29 June 1942. They were awarded wings on completion of the advanced traning on 14 Dec 1942. Service Numbers for course were alloted in albhabeitcal order and not in seniority.

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1907 GD(P)
Group Captain
Abdul Naeem Aziz

1908 GD(P)
Squadron Leader
Abdullah Beg

1909 GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Mohan Karam Chand
Died in Service on 29 Apr 43

1910 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Jotindar Singh Dhillon



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1911 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Ishwar Dass
Died in Service on 13 Jan 45



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1912 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Harbans Singh

1913 GD(P)
Group Captain
Abdul Majeed Khan

1914 GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Bhagwan Ghanshamdas Mansukhani

1915 F(P)
Air Commodore
Bal Bhagwan Marathe

1916 GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Ajmail Singh Sekhon
Died in Service on 19 Apr 43



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1917 SIGS
Wing Commander
Zulfiqar Ali Aziz



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1918 GD(P)
Flight Lieutenant
Dewan Balwant Rai
Died in Service on 26 Jul 47



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1919 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Faiz Ahmad



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1920 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Charan Das Sharma
Died in Service on 03 Jul 43

1921 GD(P)
Squadron Leader
Baldev Singh Dogra
Died in Service on 07 Feb 51

1923 GD(P)
Group Captain
Mohammad Jamiluddin Khan



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1924 GD(P)
Squadron Leader
Ronald Edward Noah



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1925 GD(P)
Squadron Leader
Mohan Krishnarao Nerurkar

1926 GD(P)
Group Captain
Christopher Andrew Neelakantan

1927 GD(P)
Group Captain
Churukara George Immanuel Phillip

1928 F(P)
Air Commodore
Solomon Purushottam

1929 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Bashir Ahmed
Died in Service on 26 Oct 43



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1930 GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Anson Frank Sallick

1931 GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Kulwant Singh Sandhu
Died in Service on 29 May 43

1932 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Sahebzada Manzur Hussain



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1936 GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Ittly Valale Chacko



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1937 F(P)
Group Captain
Sharan Singh Sawhny


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