No.2 Squadron Winged Arrows

Motto : Amogh Lakshya (True to Aim)
Date Raised : 1941-04-01 Location : Tezpur
Numnerplated in 1947 and reraised in 1951. Numberplated in 2005 again and reraised in 2009
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Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers


01 Apr 41 - 09 Jun 41
Flight Lieutenant
Aizad Baksh Awan
1552 GD(P)
CO
Peshawar

10 Jun 41 - 27 Jun 41
Flight Lieutenant
Aspy Merwan Engineer
1554 GD(P)
CO
Peshawar

28 Jun 41 - 26 Oct 42
Squadron Leader
Aspy Merwan Engineer
1554 GD(P)
CO
Kohat

26 Oct 42 - 21 Apr 43
Squadron Leader
Habib Ullah Khan
1557 GD(P)
CO
Peshawar

01 May 43 - 09 Sep 43
Squadron Leader
C D C Dunford-Wood
RAF
CO
Peshawar

17 Sep 43 - 30 Apr 44
Squadron Leader
Surjit Singh Majithia
1563 GD(P)
CO
Kohat

30 Apr 44 - 01 Feb 46
Squadron Leader
Kanwar Jaswant Singh
1587 GD(P)
CO
Kohat

01 May 46 - 01 Mar 47
Squadron Leader
Maqbool Rabb
1581 GD(P)
CO
Kohat

01 Mar 47 - 01 Dec 47
Squadron Leader
Murat Singh Aulakh
1660 GD(P)
CO
Kohat

15 Jul 51 - 01 Jun 52
Squadron Leader
Randhir Singh
2135 F(P)
CO
Palam

01 Jun 52 - 01 Aug 55
Squadron Leader
Rointon Merwan Engineer
2120 GD(P)
CO
Palam

01 Aug 55 - 01 Feb 56
Squadron Leader
Dilbagh Singh
2998 F(P)
CO
Palam

01 Feb 56 - 22 Nov 56
Squadron Leader
Roopanagunta Vishnu Bhaskar Bhardwaj
3079 GD(P)
CO
Palam

01 Dec 56 - 24 May 59
Squadron Leader
Toric Zachariah
3026 GD(P)
CO
Palam

25 May 59 - 01 Aug 60
Squadron Leader
Shreedhar Balkrishan Sheorey
3663 GD(P)
CO
Palam

01 Aug 60 - 02 Apr 62
Squadron Leader
Terence Joseph Desa
3863 F(P)
CO
Palam

02 Apr 62 - 01 Oct 62
Squadron Leader
Jayaram Nilkanth Jatar
4040 F(P)
CO
Ambala

01 Oct 62 - 31 Aug 63
Wing Commander
Bikash Kumar Ghosh
3132 GD(P)
CO
Ambala

01 Sep 63 - 01 Sep 66
Wing Commander
Bharat Singh
3582 F(P)
CO
Ambala/ Agra/ Bareil

01 Sep 66 - 01 Nov 69
Wing Commander
Kanwal Krishan Malik
4335 F(P)
CO
Ambala

01 Nov 69 - 28 Jan 73
Wing Commander
Johney William Greene
4093 F(P)
CO
Ambala

29 Jan 73 - 01 Apr 75
Wing Commander
Akbar Singh Bains
4882 F(P)
CO
Srinagar

01 Apr 75 - 21 Apr 77
Wing Commander
Prem Kumar Vashisth
5076 GD(P)
CO
Srinagar

22 Apr 77 - 18 Dec 79
Wing Commander
Lawrence Aloysious Menezes
5280 F(P)
CO
Srinagar/ Kalaikunda

18 Dec 79 - 01 Oct 81
Wing Commander
Gurdip Singh Bal
7707 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

01 Oct 81 - 28 Feb 84
Wing Commander
Baldhir Singh Ghumman
8170 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

28 Feb 84 - 14 Apr 86
Wing Commander
Anil Sadashiv Patwardhan
10541 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

14 Apr 86 - 26 Sep 87
Wing Commander
Babu Ajit Kumar Shetty
10110 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

26 Sep 87 - 20 Feb 89
Wing Commander
Rajinder Pal Singh
10601 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

20 Feb 89 - 22 Apr 91
Wing Commander
Krishnamurthi Rajaram
12933 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

22 Apr 91 - 10 May 93
Wing Commander
Devendra Nath Ganesh
13243 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

10 May 93 - 11 Apr 94
Wing Commander
Jatinder Singh Dhillon
13764 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

12 Apr 94 - 01 May 95
Wing Commander
Neeno Chand
13925 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

01 May 95 - 01 May 97
Wing Commander
Arvindra Ramachandra Oak
14103 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

01 Mar 97 - 31 Aug 98
Wing Commander
Mark McKenzie
14691 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

31 Aug 98 - 01 Oct 00
Wing Commander
Balakrishnan Suresh
16206 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

01 Jan 01 - 01 Nov 02
Wing Commander
Rajiv Kumar Mendiratta
16799 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

01 Nov 02 - 01 Jul 04
Wing Commander
Pankaj Mohan Sinha
17842 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

01 Jul 04 - 01 Jul 05
Wing Commander
Rakesh Sinha
18797 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

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