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No. 14 Squadron History: 1947-1982

No. 14 Fighter/Bomber Squadron was formed at Peshawar on 1st November, 1948. (The functional control over the squadron was exercised by HQ No. 1 Group whereas the administrative control was vested with HQ Fighter/Bomber which also provided administrative services to the squadron). The squadron was reduced to number plate basis on 15th January, 1949 and reformed on 16th December, 1949. In the early formative stage
the squadron used various aircraft including Tempest, Dakota, Harvard, Fury, and Auster.

The squadron ranks amongst the oldest squadrons of PAF. Its pilots and personnel have throughout displayed excellent professionalism, for which the service is known to friends and foes alike. In the roll of honour stand Sqn. Ldr. Masroor Hosain and Sarfraz Ahmed Rafiqui each of whom served as its Squadron Commander. The squadron has the unique distinction of having bravely defended the skies of Muslim Bengal against aggressors and mercenaries. It moved to Tejgaon (Dacca) in October, 1964 and participated in the 1965 and 1971 wars with India. Sqn. Ldr. Shabbir H. Syed and Flt. Lt. Tariq H. Khan were awarded Sitara-e-Jurat.

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