Japanese General’s sword – a proud possession of No.9 Sqn
No.9 Sqn was formed at Risalpur on 18 November, 1943 with 25 officers (4 British and 21 Indian), 114 other ranks including 19 Britishers. In May,1944 the unit moved to Comilla, south-eastern city in Bangladesh and took part in its first ever operational missions over Burma.
On 27th January, 1946 No.9 Sqn became the recipient of Japanese General’s sword in recognition of its outstanding services during Second World War.
After the war, the squadron moved to Ranchi and RAF personnel were replaced with native people Sqn Ldr M Asghar Khan was the first Indian Muslim to achieve the distinction of commanding the squadron.