No. 119 Helicopter Unit
Active3 March 1972 - Present
CountryIndia Republic of India
Branch Indian Air Force
Garrison/HQJamnagar AFS
Nickname(s)"Stallions"
Motto(s)Apatsu Mitram
A friend in time of need
Aircraft flown
AttackMil Mi-17

No. 119 Helicopter Unit (Stallions) is a Helicopter Unit and is equipped with Mil Mi-17 and based at Jamnagar Air Force Station.[1]

History

The unit was raised on 3 March 1972 at Guwahati and has been operating the Mi-8 helicopters, the workhorse for the IAF. The unit was reequipped with Mil Mi-17 helicopters on 19 March 2014.[2]

Assignments

The unit has been doing service in providing relief during natural calamities in Gujarat since it relocated at Jamnagar in 1990.[citation needed]

Aircraft

References

  1. ^ "Squadrons and Helicopter Units". Bharat Rakshak. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  2. ^ http://frontierindia.net/mi-17-v5-helicopters-inducted-air-force-station-jamnagar/