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31 Course

Start Date : 03 Aug 44 End Date : 09 Apr 45

31 Pilot Course - This consisted of two distinct groups. First was that were the part of 30th Course from 2 EFTS at Jodhpur were delayed due to Maintenance issues and were commissioned on reporting to 1 SFTS (Ambala on Harvard) for advanced flying on 9 April 1945 as 31 Pilot Course but with seniority same as 30 Pilot Course. The other group were those selected for 31 Pilot Course and jointed ITW on 3 August 1944 and progressed subsequently to EFTS. Both these groups merged and attended 1 SFTS from 9 April 1945 to 30 July 1945 for advanced training. Subsequently the Course attened 44 Fighter Course at 151 OTU from 15 Aug 1945 to 30 Nov 1945. For six of the course members, this was followed by 9 Spitfire Course at 151 OTU from 1 Dec 1945 to 10 Jan 1946. At the OTU they were joined by candidates from SFTS (Canada) who also called themselves to be part of 31 Pilot Course.

View Career Timeline of Individual members in this course

3095 GD(P)
Air Marshal
Zafar Ahmed Chaudhry

3096 GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Bhaskar Dutt
Died in Service on 25 Sep 45



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3097 GD(P)
Flight Lieutenant
Niroj Kumar Beni Dhan
Died in Service on 22 Jul 52



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3098 GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Abenezer Hizkiel Edwards



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3099 GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Ajit Kumar Paul Chowdri

3100 F(P)
Group Captain
Shamrao Ramrao Powar

3101 F(P)
Air Vice Marshal
Krishna Mohan Ram

3102 GD(P)
Wing Commander
Nazir Ahmad Siddiqui



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3103 GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Brij Mohan Singh

3104 GD(P)
Air Commodore
Syed Mansoor Ahmad Shah



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3116 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Charles Grenville Bush

3117 F(P)
Air Chief Marshal
Lakshman Madhav Katre
Died in Service on 01 Jul 85

3118 GD(P)
Wing Commander
Verghese Kuriyan



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3119 F(P)
Wing Commander
Krishan Lal Mathur

3120 F(P)
Group Captain
Adishar Manchershaw Palamkote



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3121 GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Sohrab Jal Poonawalla

3122 GD(P)
Wing Commander
Desmond Eric Pushong



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3123 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Alexander Everest Smith



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3124 GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Percy William Stuart
Died in Service on 25 Sep 45

3125 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Profulla Kumar Mondol

3126 GD(P)
Group Captain
Tom Lionel Anderson


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