Pioneers Gallery

RAF fighters at Peshawar - 1925.

[Picture Courtesy: DPR, PAF]

Formation of RAF fighters en route Risalpur to Gilgit along Indus valley - 1937. 

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An previously unpublished picture of Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah being received at Lahore Airport by a PAF Officer. 

[Picture Courtesy: Tanweer Abbas]

Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah taking RPAF contingent's salute on December 25, 1947 at Race Course Karachi. The RPAF contingent was led by Squadron Leader Umar (from Lahore) followed by two Flying Officers, Malik Mohammad Khan who was the parade marker and the other: Abu Qasim Shahabudin. Unfortunately, both officers (respectively, navigator and pilot of the aircraft) died in an aircrash near Khewra (Dist. Jhelum) few years later.  

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Quaid-e-Azam being greeted at RPAF Station Lahore by station commander J R Khan - circa end-1947.

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Asghar Khan briefing pioneering team at Risalpur - 1947.  

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1948 - Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan with pioneering staff at Risalpur.  

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Peshawar 1947 - Perry Keene flanked by British chiefs of Pakistan army and navy. 

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Risalpur 1949 - Flying instructors with CFI MA Rabbani, center. 

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L to R: Saeeduddin, Amlot, Atcherley, S A Aziz, Ashgar Khan, 'Tich' Ahmed - circa 1949.  

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A group photo taken circa 1966 showing W J M Turowicz with Masroor Hosain. The occasion was Turowicz's farewell visit to Mauripur (later called Masroor AFB) before his retirement.
 

[Picture Courtesy: Tanweer Abbas]

Key Air Headquarters staff - circa 1961
Front row (L to R): Rahim Khan, S A Aziz, Majeed Khan, M A Rahman, Asghar Khan, M Akhtar, Khyber Khan, M M Piracha, W J M Turowicz. 

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PAF Staff College 1960: Directing staff and students of No. 2 Course with Asghar Khan and Burt Andrews, RAF, the first commandant. 

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Wing Commander Shiekh Mohammad Yunous of PAF was one of the founding staff of Royal Suadi Arabian Air Force's Technical Studies Institute (TSI). He served TSI between 1969-1977. In this picture he is receiving King Faisal at the TSI.    

[Picture Courtesy: Tariq Kamal Yunous]

Wing Commander Sheikh Yunous receiving British Defence Minister who visited the Royal Saudi Air Force's Technical Studies Institute while Wing Commander Sheikh was commandant of the Institute.

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President Ayub Khan elevates PAF College Risalpur to Academy - January 1967.

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No 6 Squadron crews in front of Freighter with squadron commander B K Dass, centre - Lahore 1950. 

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No 12 Squadron crews in front of Halifax with squadron commander M A Dogar seated, centre - Mauripur 1950.     

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Drigh Road, 1952 - Officers of RPAF's only jet squadron, No 11, in front of Attacker with first squadron commander, Rahim Khan, centre.    

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December 1964 - CAS, Royal Air Force, Sir Charles Elworthy being shown around Risalpur during official visit to PAF. Sir Charles was station commander at Drigh Road from October 1947 to March 1949.

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Peshawar, 1950 - Part of first fighter-bomber wing: Nos 5 and 14 Fury Squadrons
Front row (L to R): 4th: R D Rollo, OC 14 Squadron - 5th: A Mannan, CTO - 6th: Garrod Cole, RAF, OC Wing - 7th: Khyber Khan, Stn Cdr - 8th: J K Z Zuromski, OC 5 Squadron. 

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RPAF flight cadets at Hawthorne Flying School, Florida, USA. 

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Officers of PAF Station Peshawar with station commander J Afridi seated centre - 1959. 

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November 1984 - Ex chiefs Cannon and McDonald visiting Sargodha during sentimental journey through the PAF three decades after their tenure.   

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