Coast Guard Air Squadron 800

of the Indian Coast Guard
 

Key Facts

Short Name:
Nickname: unknown
Main Role: Liaison
Secondary Role: Search and Rescue
First Formed: 1982
Parent Unit: Coast Guard HQ
Current Status: Active

History

Coast Guard Air Squadron 800 (CGAS 800) was the first ICG air unit to be established. It was formally commissioned on 22 May 1982 with 2 Chetak helicopters (CG 801 and CG 802) at Dabolim Airport, Goa. By 1993 the unit was reported to be at Daman, but in 1998 was reported to be back at Dabolim. This move was probably associated with the creation of 841 Sqn at Daman. The unit role is liaison/SAR.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Badge Example Serials
HAL Chetak 8? May 1982 – Present   CG 803, CG 814

Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added

Main Bases

Base Duration
CGAE Goa (Dabolim) May 1982 – ?
CGAS Daman (Bombay) by 1993
CGAE Goa (Dabolim) by 1998 – Present

Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • Vayu Aerospace Review

Other Sources

To be added.

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