Air Force Day Yearbooks

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The Indian Air Force had bought out Annual Souvenirs every Air Force Day starting from the Seventies or maybe earlier. These books have relevant articles and photographs from that particular year as well as historical accounts.

1953: Air Force Day Publication 1957: Air Force Day Publication 1957 1978:It was the year when ACM I H Latif took over from ACM Moolgavkar.
1996: With this year The Air Force Day book was published in a new pictorial and glossy format. 1997: Highlights include several history articles by AM Sir TW Elmhirst, ACM Arjan Singh, Shorkot Air Strikes by AM V K Bhatia, and Longewala Story by AM M S Bawa 1998: Included stories on Operation Cactus: Maldives Operation by Sqn Ldr A K Chordia and Siachen Glacier by Wg Cdr M Bahadur.
1999 : The Kargil Year – several pictures of the Kargil operations. First person accounts by Wg Cdr A K Sinha and Flt Lt Nachiketa. A pull out with photos of Kargil Ops and Aircraft paintings

2000: A Photo feature on the IAF detachment in Sierra Leoneand a Pull out with Photographs of all IAF Wartime Martyrs from 1947-1999.

2001: Really bad as far as the IAF brochures go. The only saving grace is a pullout with crests of IAF Squadrons and formations.

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