No.6 Squadron Dragons

Motto : Sada Satark (Always Alert)
Date Raised : 1942-12-01 Location : Jamnagar
Stood down in 1947 for conversion to C-47. Reraised in 1951
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Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers


01 Dec 42 - 30 Sep 44
Squadron Leader
Mehar Singh
1559 GD(P)
CO
Tiruchirapally

01 Oct 44 - 25 Dec 44
Wing Commander
Mehar Singh
1559 GD(P)
CO
Tiruchirapally

25 Dec 44 - 03 Nov 45
Squadron Leader
Jehangir Merwan Engineer
1572 GD(P)
CO
Risalpur

03 Nov 45 - 05 Aug 46
Squadron Leader
Azeez Lodhie
1584 GD(P)
CO
Kohat

05 Aug 46 - 15 Jan 47
Squadron Leader
Jagdish Chandra Varma
1646 GD(P)
CO
Kohat

16 Jan 47 - 30 Apr 47
Squadron Leader
Hrushikesh Moolgavkar
1644 F(P)
CO
Kohat

01 May 47 - 09 Aug 47
Squadron Leader
Karori Lal Bhatia
1605 GD(P)
CO
Kohat

02 Feb 51 - 11 Jul 51
Wing Commander
Himmat Singh Ravubha Gohel
1705 F(P)
CO
Pune

12 Jul 51 - 18 May 52
Wing Commander
Victor Srihari
1624 F(P)
CO
Pune

28 Jul 52 - 18 Jan 55
Wing Commander
John Dunbar Aquino
1777 F(P)
CO
Pune

19 Jan 55 - 04 Nov 57
Wing Commander
Gurbachan Singh Bhullar
1870 GD(P)
CO
Pune

05 Nov 57 - 08 Feb 58
Wing Commander
Phiroz Mehta
1715 GD(P)
CO
Pune

05 Jul 58 - 30 Sep 62
Wing Commander
Chaman Lal Datta
2632 GD(P)
CO
Pune

02 Oct 62 - 31 Oct 65
Wing Commander
Vonthibettu Prabhakara Hegde
3080 GD(P)
CO
Pune

01 Nov 65 - 09 Aug 68
Wing Commander
Jagdish Behari Lal
3646 GD(P)
CO
Pune

10 Aug 68 - 27 Jun 72
Wing Commander
Keshave Dev Kanagat
4433 F(P)
CO
Pune

28 Jun 72 - 03 Mar 74
Wing Commander
Sadatulla Mohamed
4499 F(P)
CO
Pune

04 Mar 74 - 19 Jun 77
Wing Commander
Yashpaul Singh Marwa
4613 F(P)
CO
Pune

20 Jun 77 - 02 May 79
Wing Commander
Harjit Singh Ghuman
5692 F(P)
CO
Pune

14 May 79 - 02 Aug 81
Wing Commander
Debatosh Banerjee
5800 F(P)
CO
Pune

03 Aug 81 - 24 Jan 83
Wing Commander
Dilip Kumar Ranchhoddas Asher
7686 F(P)
CO
Pune

21 Mar 83 - 07 Apr 85
Wing Commander
Vinay Shriram Godbole
8431 F(P)
CO
Pune

08 Apr 85 - 02 Feb 86
Group Captain
Harjit Singh Ghuman
5692 F(P)
CO
Pune

02 Jun 86 - 22 Mar 87
Group Captain
Pritam Singh
8127 F(P)
CO
Pune

23 Mar 87 - 18 Sep 88
Group Captain
Michael McMahon
7399 F(P)
CO
Pune

19 Sep 88 - 27 May 90
Group Captain
Chandra Kant Krishnatri
7697 F(P)
CO
Pune

12 Jul 90 - 20 Sep 92
Group Captain
Arvind Kumar Nagalia
11633 F(P)
CO
Pune

21 Sep 92 - 06 Nov 94
Wing Commander
Dinesh Chandra Kumaria
13366 F(P)
CO
Pune

07 Nov 94 - 16 Mar 97
Wing Commander
Ravi Kant Sharma
14088 F(P)
CO
Pune

17 Mar 97 - 11 Apr 99
Wing Commander
Jasbir Singh Walia
15684 F(P)
CO
Pune

12 Apr 99 - 25 Jun 01
Wing Commander
Anil Khosla
15871 F(P)
CO
Pune

29 Jun 01 - 22 Jul 03
Wing Commander
Prashant Nagaraja Kaushik
16783 F(P)
CO
Pune

23 Jul 03 - 26 Feb 04
Wing Commander
Ravi Khanna
18565 F(P)
CO
Pune

01 Jun 04 - 19 Jun 06
Wing Commander
Viswajit Vasudev Dedgaonkar
18813 F(P)
CO
Pune

19 Jun 06 - 30 Jun 08
Wing Commander
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CO
Pune/ Jamnagar

30 Jun 08 - 23 May 10
Wing Commander
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99999
CO
Jamnagar

24 May 10 - 18 Mar 12
Wing Commander
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99999
CO
Jamnagar

19 Mar 12 - 30 Mar 14
Wing Commander
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99999
CO
Jamnagar

31 Mar 14 - 31 Mar 15
Wing Commander
Sachin Gangaram More
24176 F(P)
CO
Jamnagar

01 Apr 15 - 10 Jun 16
Group Captain
Sachin Gangaram More
24176 F(P)
CO
Jamnagar

11 Jun 16 -
Group Captain
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99999
CO
Jamnagar

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