No.7 Squadron Battle Axes

Motto : Shatrunjay (Vanquish the enemy)
Date Raised : 1942-12-01 Location : Maharajpur
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Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers


01 Dec 42 - 05 Jun 44
Squadron Leader
Hemango Nath Choudhuri
1565 GD(P)
CO
Vizagapatnam

06 Jun 44 - 20 Jul 44
Squadron Leader
Aizad Baksh Awan
1552 GD(P)
CO
Ranchi

21 Jul 44 - 18 Sep 45
Squadron Leader
Pratap Chandra Lal
1567 F(P)
CO
Peshawar/ Imphal

19 Sep 45 - 01 Mar 46
Squadron Leader
Hari Chand Dewan
1598 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

01 Mar 46 - 20 Jul 47
Squadron Leader
Madan Lal Misra
1645 GD(P)
CO
Risalpur

01 Jul 47 - 01 Feb 48
Squadron Leader
Sidney Basil Noronha
1735 GD(P)
CO
Agra

01 Feb 48 - 22 Jul 49
Squadron Leader
Ezra D'Sylva Masillamani
1774 GD(P)
CO
Palam

22 Jul 49 - 16 Dec 49
Squadron Leader
Devaiah Subia
1866 F(P)
CO
Palam

16 Dec 49 - 07 Feb 51
Squadron Leader
Baldev Singh Dogra
1921 GD(P)
CO
Palam

20 Feb 51 - 01 Sep 53
Squadron Leader
George Kanishtkumar John
2132 F(P)
CO
Palam

01 Sep 53 - 20 Oct 56
Squadron Leader
Michael Patrick Owen Blake
2630 GD(P)
CO
Palam

20 Oct 56 - 01 Jun 59
Squadron Leader
Wilbur Desmond McNeill
2995 GD(P)
CO
Palam

01 Jun 59 - 21 Apr 62
Squadron Leader
Bharat Singh
3582 F(P)
CO
Ambala

21 Apr 62 - 01 Oct 62
Squadron Leader
Surendra Kumar Mehra
4197 F(P)
CO
Ambala

01 Oct 62 - 05 Aug 64
Wing Commander
Lakshman Madhav Katre
3117 F(P)
CO
Halwara

05 Aug 64 - 24 Feb 66
Wing Commander
Toric Zachariah
3026 GD(P)
CO
Halwara/ Hindon

24 Feb 66 - 15 Apr 67
Wing Commander
Man Singh
4094 F(P)
CO
Hindon

15 Apr 67 - 01 Jul 70
Wing Commander
Har Mohan Singh Chatwal
4198 F(P)
CO
Hindon/ Bagdogra

01 Jul 70 - 08 Dec 71
Wing Commander
Bernard Anthony Coelho
4488 F(P)
CO
Bagdogra

10 Dec 71 - 27 Mar 72
Wing Commander
Nirmal Chandra Suri
4236 F(P)
CO
Bagdogra/ Palam

27 Mar 72 - 29 Jul 74
Wing Commander
Ranvijay Singh
4202 F(P)
CO
Chandigarh

29 Jul 74 - 31 Aug 77
Wing Commander
Trilochan Singh
5043 F(P)
CO
Chandigarh

31 Aug 77 - 17 Mar 80
Wing Commander
Vinod Kumar Verma
6528 F(P)
CO
Chandigarh

17 Mar 80 - 27 Dec 82
Wing Commander
Satish Govind Inamdar
7189 F(P)
CO
Chandigarh

27 Dec 82 - 01 Dec 84
Wing Commander
Virendra Kumar Chawla
7408 F(P)
CO
Chandigarh

29 Jun 85 - 22 Jun 87
Wing Commander
Ajit Bhavnani
10440 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

22 Jun 87 - 18 Jun 89
Wing Commander
Ajit Vishwanath Vaidya
11848 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

19 Jun 89 - 08 Oct 89
Wing Commander
Ramesh Bakshi
12376 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

09 Oct 89 - 28 Oct 91
Wing Commander
Mohan John
13131 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

29 Oct 91 - 14 Nov 93
Wing Commander
Vijay Prakash Nandrajog
13136 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

15 Nov 93 - 04 Jun 95
Wing Commander
Satya Prakash Rajguru
13765 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

05 Jun 95 - 20 Apr 97
Wing Commander
Hitesh Hari Bhai Patel
14271 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

21 Apr 97 - 02 May 99
Wing Commander
Mohit Kumar
14674 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

03 May 99 - 25 May 01
Wing Commander
Sandeep Chhabra
16032 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

26 May 01 - 20 Apr 03
Wing Commander
Rajesh Kumar
16770 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

21 Apr 03 - 24 May 05
Wing Commander
Suraj Kumar Jha
17445 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

25 May 05 - 17 Jun 07
Wing Commander
Harpreet Singh Basra
19174 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

18 Jun 07 - 21 Jun 09
Wing Commander
Vikram Pathak
20971 F(P)
CO
Gwalior

23 Jun 09 - 12 Jun 11
Wing Commander
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CO
Gwalior

13 Jun 11 - 31 Mar 13
Wing Commander
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CO
Gwalior

01 Apr 13 - 28 Apr 13
Group Captain
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CO
Gwalior

29 Apr 13 - 31 Mar 14
Wing Commander
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CO
Gwalior

01 Apr 14 - 22 Mar 15
Group Captain
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CO
Gwalior

23 Mar 15 - 31 Mar 15
Wing Commander
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CO
Gwalior

01 Apr 15 - 15 May 07
Group Captain
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CO
Gwalior

15 May 17 - 02 Jul 17
Wing Commander
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CO
Gwalior

03 Jul 17 -
Group Captain
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CO
Gwalior

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