Graduation Reviewing Officer
Awan Aizad (A) Government College, Lahore
Berens Richard (A) Wellington
Beresford-Peirse Francis (C) Eton
Bradley Jack (A) St. John's College, Southsea
Broughton Charles (B) Bank College, N.Z.
Burwood Ilorace (B) High School, Colchester
Carter Robert (C Halton
Combe Andrew (B) Rugby
dePentheny (B) Downside
Evans Dcnald (B) Wellington
Gale Thomas (A) Halton
Gosnell Robert (A) Malvern
Gully Bernard (B) Burntwood, Caterham
Humphreys Herbert (A) Cambridge County High S.
Lee David (C) Bedford
Leonard Williams (B) Lancing College
Lloyd Claude (A) Hurstpierpoint
Marchbank Stanley (B) Halton
Michell Douglas (B) Portsmouth G.S.
Middleton Lawrence (C) Eton
Morton Crichton (B) King William College, I. of M.
Moseley Thomas (B) Queen Elizabeth G.S., Tamworth
Mukerjee Subroto (A) Presidency College, Calcutta
Peel John (A) Clifton College
Rhys Mervyn (A) Monmouth S.
Rolfe Theodore (C) Pangbourne
Seymour Paul (C) Stowe
Shaw Richard (A) Scarborough H.S.
Shore Donald (A) Highgate
Singh Anargit (B) Government College, Lahore
Singh Bhupindra (B) Christian College, Lahore
Sircar Harish (C) St. Stephen's S., Delhi
Tanner William (C) Capetown Diocesan College
AVM A M Longmore CB DSO
30-9 Entry September 1930 - July 1932
ACM Sir John Salmond KCB CMGCVO DSO LLD
Known as the ‘Father of the Indian Air Force’, India’s first Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Subroto Mukerjee was one of Indian Air Force’s first recruits and went on to win numerous awards throughout his illustrious career.
He was commissioned in the Indian Air Force (IAF) as a pilot in October 1932 and became chief of air staff in April 1954.
Subroto was one of the six Indians selected for training as pilots at the RAF College, Cranwell.
From six officers and 19 Hawai Sepoys back in 1933, the Air Force now is the fourth largest in the world.
In 1930, six young men (Harish Chandra Sircar, Subroto Mukherjee, Amarjit Singh, Bhupendra Singh, Aizad Baksh Awan and T.N. Tandon) were sent to train as pilots at RAF Cranwell, while 29 were recruited from railway workshops in India to train as hawai sepoys or apprentice aircraft hands.
The first squadron of the IAF, No.1 Squadron, was formed in 1932 equipped with just one Westland Wapiti (nicknamed “what a pity”) aircraft.
However, it was only in 1937 that the Indian pilots, who had by then familiarised themselves with flying rules and regulations, were sent on their first field operation in the North-West Frontier Province, where they proved their worth.