No.19 Squadron

Date Raised : 1960-05-24 Disbanded : 1990-10-25 Location : Sulur (Coimbatore)
19 Squadron was formed in Agra in 1960 with C-119G Packets. For many years 19 Sqn operated in alternate years in J&K. The base was Srinagar in summer and Pathankot in winter. The squadron used to land at Leh, Fukche and Chushul. Also drop at a number of DZs. The squadron did the first landing at Nyoma Rap in 1962. Also the first landing at Daulat Beg Oldi in 1962, using the J-34 Jet Pack. The squadron operated out of Srinagar and Pathankot during the 1962 operations. The squadron crest was approved by the President. The Squadron moved to Agra during the mid-60s but continued to share the Air maintenance role for J&K with 12 sqn. The Squadron was numberplated on 27 July 1977. Later it was revived on 1 Apr 1985 and was equipped with Dakota for aerial seeding and it was based at Delhi with the TTU.On 1 April 1988 it changed over to the AN-32 during IPKF at Tambaram under father Mathews. The Squadron was subsequently merged with 33 Sqn on 25 oct 1990.

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
Unknown to 01 Jun 61Wing Commander Sarab Daman Singh3176 GD(P)COAgra
01 Apr 62 to 01 May 63Wing Commander Purshotam Lal Dhawan2351 GD(P)COSrinagar
01 Oct 65 to Wing Commander Mohindar Singh Khalsa3138 GD(P)COAgra
01 Sep 66 to Wing Commander Surinder Singh4239 F(P)COAgra
Unknown to 01 Dec 70Wing Commander Rajagopal Sriramulu Naidu4090 F(P)COAgra
Unknown to 01 Dec 77Wing Commander Diba Kar Ghose4797 F(P)CO
Unknown to 01 Jan 87Wing Commander Kuttippuzha Joseph Mathew10894 F(P)CO

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