Start Date : 14 Apr 41 End Date : 14 Sep 41
8 Pilot Course - Officer candets reports to ITS Lahore on 14 April 1941 for ground training and completed the same on 24 May 1941. Thereafter they were split for elementary flying to No.1 EFTS (Secunderabad) and No.2 EFTS (Jodhpur) flying the Tiger Moths from 24 May 1941 to 3 sep 1941. After EFTS, the group joined SFTS Ambala (Flying Harts and Audax) on 4 Sep 1941 and was commissioned on that day. The course completed SFTS intermediate and Advanced stage flying on 14 Feb 1942 and recieved wings on that day.
|1699 GD(P)Pilot OfficerBehman Rattanshah SanjanaDied in Service on 02 Mar 43||1700 GD(P)Flying OfficerMustafa Anwar||No Image Available1701 GD(P)Flying OfficerPuthenvettil Ipe GeorgeDied in Service on 08 Jun 43||No Image AvailableGD(P)Pilot OfficerSusil Chandra Ghose||1702 GD(P)Flying OfficerBhikhaji Shapurji DasturDied in Service on 26 Dec 43|
|1703 GD(P)Flying OfficerTheodore Alex Manuel AndradeDied in Service on 08 May 44||1704 GD(P)Flying OfficerDodla Ranga ReddyDied in Service on 08 Feb 44||1705 GD(P)Group CaptainHimmat Singh Ravubha Gohel||1706 GD(P) (Later F(P))Air Vice MarshalSyed Abbas Hussain||1707 GD(P) (Later F(P))Air MarshalAnand Ramdas Pandit|
|No Image Available1708 GD(P)Flying OfficerMadimsetty Suria Ranganatha Rao||1709 GD(P)Flying OfficerJoseph Jacob Ezekiel||1710 GD(P)Flying OfficerHomi Burjorji Dorabji||1711 GD(P)Flying OfficerPrithap Lall SinghDied in Service on 14 Apr 44||1712 GD(P)Flying OfficerSundar Lal Atal|
|No Image Available1713 GD(P)Flying OfficerRussi Irani||1714 GD(P)Flying OfficerNiranjan Guha Roy||GD(P)Pilot OfficerShanker ChakravortyDied in Service on 20 Mar 42||1715 GD(P)Wing CommanderPhiroz Mehta||1716 GD(P)Flight LieutenantBalamore Navaneetham Surendra|
|1717 GD(P)Flying OfficerNoel Ruxton Clarke MurcottDied in Service on 04 Apr 44||1718 GD(P)Squadron LeaderK Velayadhun Nair||GD(P)Pilot OfficerRanbir Singh||GD(P)Pilot OfficerDharamraj Aheer GoordeenDied in Service on 21 Apr 42||1719 GD(P)Flying OfficerYeshwant Rao Mukne|
|GD(P)Pilot OfficerZal Behram SanjanaDied in Service on 30 Jul 42||No Image AvailableGD(P)Pilot OfficerGerald Ernest SequeiraDied in Service on 25 Jul 42||GD(P)Acting Pilot OfficerGhulam Nabi KhanDied in Service on 13 Nov 41|
Read more at http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Galleries/History/WW2/Training/8PC.jpg.html8th Course at ITS Cadets from the 8th Pilots Course on their passing out from the Initial Training School at Walton in Lahore in May 1941. Identified in the photo are the following: B R Sanjana (Standing 1st from Left, Last Row) Dodla Ranga Reddy (Standing 6th from Left, Last Standing Row) Himmat Singh Rahuba Gohel (2nd from Right, Middle Standing Row) A R Pandit (6th from Right, Middle Standing Row) Ghulam Nabi Khan (Standing 2nd from Right, 1st Standing Row) The photograph comes from the collection of Mr. Shahriyar Khan of Pakistan, whose uncle Ghulam Nabi Khan was killed in a night time flying accident in Ambala in December 1941.