No.101 Squadron Falcons

Motto : Anwishyavedhi (Search and Destroy)
Date Raised : 1949-05-01
101 Squadron of the IAF, popularly known as the 'FALCONS OF CHHAMB' was created as a photo reconnaissance flight at Palam on 1 May 1949. Four Harvards, two Spitfires, eight pilots and fifty five airmen formed the nucleus of the Squadron. In 1957, the Squadron converted to Vampire aircraft and shifted its base to Adampur. The Squadron graduated to supersonic era with SU-7 ac in June 1968. The Squadron shifted to AF Base Sirsa on 10 May 1981. As of early 2002, Squadron 101 appeared to have relocated to Adampur Airbase.

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers


01 May 49 - 01 Sep 51
Flight Lieutenant
John Frederick Shukla
2458 GD(P)
CO
Palam

01 Sep 51 - 01 Oct 54
Squadron Leader
Fredrick Van Allen Scudder
2639 F(P)
CO
Palam

01 Oct 54 - 04 Jul 58
Squadron Leader
Walter Vernon Alexander Lloyd
2623 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

05 Jul 58 - 28 Feb 60
Squadron Leader
Adishar Manchershaw Palamkote
3120 F(P)
CO


Unknown - 01 Oct 62
Squadron Leader
Edwin Noble Millicans
3161 GD(P)
CO
Tezpur

01 Oct 62 - 01 Apr 65
Squadron Leader
Vishwanatha Krishnamurthy
4022 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

01 Apr 65 - 01 Jun 68
Squadron Leader
Jayant Vishwanath Gole
4578 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

01 Jun 68 - 01 Dec 70
Wing Commander
Prithi Singh
4480 F(P)
CO


01 Dec 70 - 01 Dec 73
Wing Commander
Kailash Chandra Khanna
4722 F(P)
CO
Adampur

01 Dec 73 - 01 Oct 75
Wing Commander
Shashikant Ramchandra Paranjpe
4992 F(P)
CO
Adampur

01 Oct 75 - 01 Jul 77
Wing Commander
Pratap Rao
5188 F(P)
CO
Adampur

01 Jul 77 - 01 Dec 79
Wing Commander
Vishnu Murti Raina
5382 F(P)
CO
Adampur

01 Dec 79 - 01 Aug 81
Wing Commander
Mahendra Vir Singh
6769 F(P)
CO


01 Aug 81 - 01 Dec 82
Wing Commander
Yatindra Chauhan
8696 F(P)
CO


01 Dec 82 - 01 Nov 84
Wing Commander
Narendra Minocha
9513 F(P)
CO


01 Nov 84 - 01 Jan 87
Wing Commander
Jeffrey Reginald McKerrow
10469 F(P)
CO


01 Jan 87 - 01 Mar 89
Wing Commander
Manmohan Singh
11862 F(P)
CO
Sirsa

01 Mar 89 - 01 Mar 91
Wing Commander
Satish Chandra Mehta
12223 F(P)
CO


01 May 91 - 01 Jun 93
Wing Commander
Tej Prakash Srivastava
12946 F(P)
CO


01 Jun 93 - 01 Apr 95
Wing Commander
Kughikombil Joseph Mathews
13393 F(P)
CO


01 May 95 - 01 Jun 95
Wing Commander
Tarun Kumar Varma
14273 F(P)
CO


01 Jul 95 - 15 Nov 97
Wing Commander
Harinder Singh Chahal
14280 F(P)
CO


16 Nov 97 - 01 Jun 00
Wing Commander
Diwakar Dattatreya Kulkarni
15041 F(P)
CO


01 Jun 00 -
Wing Commander
Om Parkash Jain
16381 F(P)
CO


01 Jan 11 - 01 Dec 12
Wing Commander
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CO
Jodhpur

12 Apr 21 -
Group Captain
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CO
Hashimara

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