23 Equipment Depot


Location : Avadi
23 Equipment Depot at Avadi (Chennai) dates back to World War II. Christened in December 1944 as 337 Maintenance Units under the Royal Indian Air Force, it functioned as a Supply Point and a Storage Depot for South-East Asia. It was renamed twice over as No. 3 Equipment Depot in September 1947 and 23 Equipment Depot in March 1966.
Unit previously existed as 3 ED

Commanding Officers


01 Mar 66 - 09 Nov 66
Group Captain
Alexander Sathyanathan Joseph Henry
1643 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Avadi

10 Dec 66 - 31 Dec 69
Group Captain
Gurdial Singh Paul
1941 ADM
Stn Cdr
Avadi

16 Jan 70 - 04 Jun 72
Group Captain
Hiranand Nandiram Mansukhani
1571 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Avadi

15 Jul 72 - 25 May 74
Group Captain
Sambasivan Sundaram
2420 BALL
Stn Cdr
Avadi

01 Aug 74 - 15 Nov 76
Group Captain
Hari Vinayak Phatak
2088 BALL
Stn Cdr
Avadi

16 Nov 76 - 01 Jan 79
Group Captain
Ram Lalji Bhalla
3679 ADM
Stn Cdr
Avadi

26 Mar 79 - 22 Dec 80
Group Captain
Brij Bhushan Sharma
4095 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Avadi

05 Jan 81 - 02 Dec 83
Group Captain
Chaman Lal Anand Malik
4833 ADM
Stn Cdr
Avadi

03 Dec 83 - 25 Nov 84
Group Captain
Debabrata Choudhury
4759 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Avadi

26 Nov 84 - 25 Apr 86
Air Commodore
Debabrata Choudhury
4759 F(P)
AOC
Avadi

10 Jun 86 - 31 Aug 89
Air Commodore
Hemachandra Sathpathy
5518 ADM
AOC
Avadi

01 Sep 89 - 31 Dec 90
Air Commodore
Mirnal Kanti Som
5637 ADM
AOC
Avadi

01 Jan 91 - 26 Jan 92
Air Commodore
Kumud Kishore Jain
5810 ADM
AOC
Avadi

27 Jan 92 - 30 Sep 93
Air Commodore
Kadavil Ravivaraman Radhakrishnan
6162 ADM
AOC
Avadi

01 Oct 93 - 28 Feb 95
Air Commodore
Shailendra Shankar Saxena
7512 ADM
AOC
Avadi

01 Mar 95 - 30 Sep 96
Air Commodore
Trilok Chand
8047 ADM
AOC
Avadi

01 Oct 96 - 01 Feb 98
Air Commodore
Ramesh Chandra Mahadik
8570 ADM
AOC
Avadi

18 Feb 98 - 31 Jul 99
Air Commodore
Narayan Sivaramakrishnan
11084 ADM
AOC
Avadi

01 Aug 99 - 31 Jul 01
Air Commodore
Naiyer Iqbal Razzaqui
9642 ADM
AOC
Avadi

01 Aug 01 - 28 Nov 02
Air Commodore
Harendrajit Singh Garkal
11780 ADM
AOC
Avadi

29 Nov 02 - 31 Dec 04
Air Commodore
Sudip Mondal
12164 ADM
AOC
Avadi

13 Jan 05 - 06 Aug 06
Air Commodore
Ashok Kumar
13225 ADM
AOC
Avadi

07 Aug 06 - 14 Apr 08
Air Commodore
Gudipudi Rajendra Prasad
13236 ADM
AOC
Avadi

15 Apr 08 - 05 Feb 09
Air Commodore
Rajagopal Sitaraman
14713 ADM
AOC
Avadi

06 Apr 09 - 08 Nov 10
Air Commodore
Herikudru Babu Rajaram
14939 ADM
AOC
Avadi

10 Nov 10 - 30 Nov 11
Air Commodore
Chandalingappa Sannachandappa Havaldar
16256 ADM
AOC
Avadi

01 Dec 11 - 21 Dec 13
Air Commodore
Pradeep Padmakar Bapat
17227 ADM
AOC
Avadi

30 Dec 13 - 31 May 16
Air Commodore
Pichai Ramesh
17060 ADM
AOC
Avadi

01 Jun 16 - 31 Oct 18
Air Commodore
Amarjeet Ahuja
17743 ADM
AOC
Avadi

01 Nov 18 - 04 Jul 19
Air Commodore
Jonnalagaddar Rajendra
18150 ADM
AOC
Avadi

05 Jul 19 - 23 May 21
Air Commodore
Dinesh Singh Dagar
18323 ADM
AOC
Avadi

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