No.14 Squadron Bulls

Motto : Balam Jayay (Strength will Conquer)
Date Raised : 1951-08-15 Location : Ambala
On 2 November 48 when the IAF formed its first bomber Squadron. No 5 Squadron crest, the "Tusker" was to be as appropriate to its role and strength as any emblem can envisage. On 1 September 1957 the "Tuskers" became the first IAF Squadron to re-equip on the modern Canberra jet bomber aircraft. on 1 August 1981 the "Tuskers" re-equipped on the Jaguar Strike aircraft.

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers


15 Aug 51 - 09 Jun 53
Squadron Leader
Leslie Richard Dickinson Blunt
1994 GD(P)
CO


10 Jun 53 - 30 Sep 55
Squadron Leader
Hemonto Kumar Bose
2348 F(P)
CO


17 Oct 55 - 11 Feb 58
Squadron Leader
Jothi Miller Fenn
3012 GD(P)
CO


12 Feb 58 - 30 Oct 59
Squadron Leader
Samir Banerji
2881 F(P)
CO


30 Oct 59 - 30 Mar 62
Squadron Leader
Minoo Jehangir Dotiwalla
3839 F(P)
CO


31 Mar 62 - 19 Oct 62
Squadron Leader
Johney William Greene
4093 F(P)
CO
Ambala

30 Oct 62 - 15 May 63
Wing Commander
Harish Chandra Joshi
3020 GD(P)
CO


26 May 63 - 14 Dec 64
Wing Commander
Maheshwar Das Khanna
2776 F(P)
CO


15 Dec 64 - 16 Jan 67
Wing Commander
Denis Anthony Lafontaine
3844 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

24 Jan 67 - 20 Sep 68
Wing Commander
Suraj Prakash Dutt
3649 GD(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

21 Sep 68 - 27 Sep 70
Wing Commander
Amar Singh Mohan
3661 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

28 Sep 70 - 02 Sep 71
Wing Commander
Naresh Makanji Patel
4662 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

03 Sep 71 - 06 Nov 72
Wing Commander
Ramanathan Sundaresan
4574 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

07 Nov 72 - 27 Apr 75
Wing Commander
Harish Chandra Singhal
4905 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

28 Apr 75 - 06 Jun 77
Wing Commander
Madhava Krishna Khashav
5119 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

07 Jun 77 - 27 Jul 79
Wing Commander
Dil Mohan Singh Kahai
5272 F(P)
CO


28 Jul 79 - 21 Sep 80
Wing Commander
Dinanath Ramchander Nadkarni
5587 F(P)
CO


22 Sep 80 - 12 Dec 82
Wing Commander
Michael McMahon
7399 F(P)
CO
Ambala

13 Dec 82 - 13 Oct 85
Wing Commander
Shashindra Pal Tyagi
8130 F(P)
CO
Ambala

14 Oct 85 - 26 Jul 87
Wing Commander
Jayachand Joseph Williams
10188 F(P)
CO
Ambala

27 Jul 87 - 22 Jan 89
Wing Commander
Anil Khanna
12388 F(P)
CO
Ambala

23 Jan 89 - 18 Feb 91
Wing Commander
Devdas Banerjee
12192 F(P)
CO
Ambala

18 Feb 91 - 02 May 93
Wing Commander
Jatinder Pal Joshi
13371 F(P)
CO
Ambala

03 May 93 - 02 Apr 95
Wing Commander
Abhay Gupta
13241 F(P)
CO
Ambala

03 Apr 95 - 24 Mar 97
Wing Commander
Rahul Dhar
14561 F(P)
CO
Ambala

25 Mar 97 - 25 Apr 99
Wing Commander
Rajeev Bhalla
15433 F(P)
CO
Ambala

26 Apr 99 - 05 Jun 01
Wing Commander
Ashwani Bhakoo
15689 F(P)
CO
Ambala

06 Jun 01 - 06 Jul 03
Wing Commander
Sunil Jayant Nanodkar
16555 F(P)
CO
Ambala

07 Jul 03 - 19 Jun 05
Wing Commander
Kishore Kumar Khera
18256 F(P)
CO
Ambala

20 Jun 05 - 15 Apr 07
Wing Commander
Ritu Raj Tyagi
18571 F(P)
CO
Ambala

16 Apr 07 - 02 Jun 09
Wing Commander
Sanjai Chauhan
20466 F(P)
CO
Ambala

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