January 26, 2023

The War memorial at Uttarlai airfield

Uttarlai airfield was first set up just before the 71 War. It was one of the forward airfields that provided facilities to the HF-24 Maruts, Gnats, Hunters and MiGs during the war. The airfield continued in service even after the war and is today a major airbase. The HF-24 Maruts flew for the first time in combat from this airbase. Today an example of the HF-24 can be seen as the gate guardian at the Airbase.

The Uttarlai War Memorial dedicated to Flt Lt P V Apte. The Hawker Hunter can be seen in the background. Pic Courtesy : Indian Air Force.

A Hawker Hunter is also displayed at the Uttarlai War Memorial. This commemorates the role the airbase played in the 1971 War and is dedicated to Flt Lt P V Apte of 221 Squadron who lost his life flying from this airbase.

Aircraft Type Serial No Remarks
HAL HF-24 Marut -NA- Gate Gaurdian Uttarlai.
Hawker Hunter -NA- Displayed at Warmemorial

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