27 Signal Unit


Date Raised : 1954-01-01 Disbanded : 1966-01-01 Location : Madh Island
The history of Air Force Station Madh Island goes back to Pre-World War—II era. A beautiful fort built by Portuguese and later acceded to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is a part of the Air Force Station. The fort was used as a detachment of NO2 Ordnance Depot, Karachi and an Italian POW camp during World War—II. In 1954, 27 SU, AF was commissioned at AF Stn Madh Island which was equipped with composite MARCONI T-13/T-14/T-15 Radar, designated as Sector Operation Centre (SOC) of 'Bombay Sector'. In 1966, 27 SU, AF was disbanded and 252 SU, AF came into existence as ADDC of Bombay sector.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
06 Jun 58 to Squadron Leader Hardyal Singh Dhillon3237 F(P)COMadh Island
Unit continued existence as 252 SU

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