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33 Course

Start Date : 01 Sep 44 End Date : 25 Jun 45

33 Pilot Course - Selected officer cadets reported to ITW Pune in September 1944 and remained there for ground training till Feb 1945. They were sent No. 2 EFTS (Jodhpur on Cornell) in March 1945 (and No. 1 EFTS?) and completed elementary training in June 1945. On reporting to 1 SFTS for advanced training, they were awarded commission on 25 June 1945. They completed advanced training at 1 SFTS and were awarded wings on 16 Nov 1945. Subsequently the Course attended Fighter Course at 151 OTU from January 1946 to March 1946. For some of the course members, this was followed by training at Airfiring flight (Bhopal) between March and May 1946 and Fighter Recce at Ambala between June and September 1946.

View Career Timeline of Individual members in this course

3149 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Mohammed Sajjad Akhtar

3150 GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Kirti Singh Bedi

3151 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Leslie Arthur Boileau

3152 F(P)
Group Captain
Subhas Ranjan Bose

3153 GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Dennis Philo David

3154 GD(P)
Squadron Leader
Samar Krishna Dutt

3155 GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Sisir Kumar Dutta

3156 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Ghulam Haider

3157 F(P)
Air Marshal
Saroj Jena

3158 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Noel Hope Lee

3159 GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Vasantrao Mandlik

3160 GD(P)
Wing Commander
Donald George Michael

3161 GD(P)
Wing Commander
Edwin Noble Millicans

3162 F(P)
Air Commodore
Harbans Singh Monga

3163 GD(P)
Flight Lieutenant
Deryck Borkman Pigott
Died in Service on 11 Dec 50

3164 GD(P)
Pilot Officer
Vilar Gopaleswamy Ramaswamy

3165 GD(P)
Flying Officer
Clifton Shortlands


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