No.112 Helicopter Unit Thoroughbreds

Motto : Apatsu Mitram (A friend in time of need)
Date Raised : 1963-08-01 Location : Yelahanka
112 Helicopter Units, popularly known as ‘THOROUGHBREDS’, was raised in Jorhat on 01 Aug 63. It was then equipped with Bell 47G helicopters. The Units moved to Bagdogra in Nov 66 and operated from there till Jul 82 where it operated Chetak hepters. The Units was relocated in Air Force Station, Yelahanka, in Aug 82 and re-equipped with MI-8 helicopters.

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers


01 Aug 63 - 19 Jul 65
Squadron Leader
Arnold Sochindranath Williams
3950 GD(P)
CO
Jorhat

20 Jul 65 - 01 Sep 68
Squadron Leader
Rajendra Dev Pant
4737 F(P)
CO
Jorhat/ Bagdogra

02 Sep 68 - 25 Jun 72
Squadron Leader
Naresh Kumar
5057 F(P)
CO
Bagdogra

02 Jun 72 - 20 Jan 74
Squadron Leader
Chandra Mohan Singla
6893 F(P)
CO
Bagdogra

21 Jan 74 - 24 Mar 76
Squadron Leader
Sivaramakrishnan Kalyanaraman
7704 F(P)
CO
Bagdogra

25 Mar 76 - 08 Feb 79
Squadron Leader
Ravindra Nath Kapoor
8200 F(P)
CO
Bagdogra

09 Feb 79 - 27 Apr 79
Squadron Leader
Narender Paul Narang
9728 F(P)
CO
Bagdogra

28 Apr 79 - 20 Aug 81
Wing Commander
Anand Narain Mehtani
5804 F(P)
CO
Bagdogra

21 Aug 81 - 30 Sep 82
Wing Commander
Baljit Singh Chhoker
7018 F(P)
CO
Bagdogra/ Yelahanka

01 Oct 82 - 20 Jan 85
Wing Commander
Dilsher Singh Gill
9126 F(P)
CO
Yelahanka

21 Jan 85 - 08 Feb 87
Wing Commander
Tejinder Pal Singh Chatwal
11290 F(P)
CO
Yelahanka

09 Feb 87 - 18 Jun 89
Wing Commander
Surindra Kumar Sharma
12023 F(P)
CO
Yelahanka

19 Jun 89 - 30 Jun 91
Wing Commander
Shashi Kaunta Datta
12028 F(P)
CO
Yelahanka

01 Jul 91 - 28 Aug 93
Group Captain
Mirza Murtuza Ali
11340 F(P)
CO
Yelahanka

24 Aug 93 - 02 Jul 95
Group Captain
Bijender Singh Siwach
12413 F(P)
CO
Yelahanka

03 Jul 95 - 27 Jul 97
Wing Commander
Pobbarira Belliappa Devayya
15560 F(P)
CO
Yelahanka

28 Jul 97 - 20 Jun 99
Wing Commander
Ramaswamy Raju Srinivasan
16234 F(P)
CO
Yelahanka

21 Jun 99 - 24 Jan 01
Wing Commander
Rahul Anand Maslekar
16785 F(P)
CO
Yelahanka

25 Jan 01 - 17 Aug 03
Wing Commander
Nukala Narendar Reddy
17455 F(P)
CO
Yelahanka

18 Aug 03 - 15 May 05
Wing Commander
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CO
Yelahanka

15 May 05 - 29 Oct 06
Wing Commander
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99999
CO
Yelahanka

04 Dec 06 - 23 Mar 09
Wing Commander
Puneet Kumar
18796 F(P)
CO
Yelahanka

24 Mar 09 - 14 Mar 11
Wing Commander
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99999
CO
Yelahanka

15 Mar 11 - 01 Apr 13
Wing Commander
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99999
CO
Yelahanka

01 Apr 13 - 01 Jun 15
Wing Commander
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99999
CO
Yelahanka

Unknown -
Wing Commander
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99999
CO
Yelahanka

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