- Category: The Last Quarter: 1972-99
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- Written by Air Marshal S Raghavendran
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Group Captain Gohain was commissioned in the fighter stream of 110 Pilots Course on 2 Jun 1973. After initial training He was posted to Gnat squadrons and for next seven years or so served in Nos 22, 23 and 2 Squadrons. In 1982 he converted to MiG 21M and served in 37 and 17 Squadrons. he did two instructional tenures in MOFTU where he flew MiG-21FLs and later commanded 52 Squadron. He also commanded 273 SU, an ADDC as Group Captain. A qualified FCL and graduate of Staff College, he took a premature retirement from Air Force in May 2004.
Continuing the flying career of Air Marshal Prithi Singh PVSM AVSM VM Bar ADC, former C-in-C Western Air Command, from the 1970s till the time of his retirement.
One of the lesser known episodes of the IAF's involvement with foreign air forces was its role in training Iraqi Air Force pilots in the 70s and 80s. For the first time on record, Air Marshal Rajkumar writes about his two year Instructional stint in Iraq.
Wing Commander N M Dhavle was part of a Cyclone Relief Dettachment to Sri Lanka in November 1978. He writes in brief about his observations from that time.
Group Captain Anant Bewoor wrote this article for the magazine - The Purple Beret about his days with Training Command - in all stages of his career from an aspiring cadet, proud instructor and and aircrew examiner.
An Incredible Story of Indiscipline : With the Eastern Air Command in 1976. A Tale Of What Not To Do - by an Mi-4 pilot on an unauthorised rescue mission!