Air Squadron No.1

Print edition : March 06, 2015

Chennai: 09/08/2014: The Hindu: oeb: Book Review Column: Title: Comfort Lore, Indian Air Force. Author: Somnath Sarpu. Publisher:KW publishers release.

April 1, 1954: Air Marshal Subrato Mukerjee (left) with Air Marshal G.E. Gibbs after taking over command of the IAF. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

At the Technical Training Establishment of the IAF at Tambaram near Chennai. A file pciture. The book provides an insight into the evolution of the ground crew. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

APRIL 1951: The "Big Six" of the IAF (seated from left) Air Vice Marshal Subrato Mukerjee, Deputy Chief of Air Staff; Air Marshal R. Ivelaw-Chapman; Commander-in-Chief of the IAF; and Air Commodore Narendra, Air Officer In-charge, Technical and Equipment Services. (Standing, from left) Air Commodore R.H.D. Singh, Air Officer Commanding Training Command; Air Commodore Arjun Singh, Air Officer Commanding, Operational Command; and Air Commodore D.A.R. Nanda, Air Officer in-Charge, Personnel and Organisation. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

The book is a history of the Indian Air Force narrated with rich details and interesting anecdotes.
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