No. 41 Light Communication Squadron
On 23 June 1966, 41 Light Communication Flight was formed at PAF Base Peshawar. At that time, the flight was equipped with one Beechcraft, one Aero Commander and one T-6G aircraft. The task assigned to this flight was communication of service personnel, freight and mail. Four new Cessna 172 aircraft were inducted in the year 1974-75, and three out of these were later allotted to other bases. Two more aircraft, i.e. one Beech Baron (B-55) and one Cessna 172 were added to the flight in 1979 and 1982 respectively. The Aero Commander was phased out in 1991 and is now placed in the PAF Museum.
On 13 August 1985, 41 Flight was upgraded to a squadron. On 29 August 1988, the squadron shifted to PAF Base Chaklala, where it was initially housed in pens and mobile huts. On 2 April 1991, four more Cessna aircraft were purchased from PIA and added to the squadron's inventory. In October 1987, one Piper Seneca-II aircraft, belonging to the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission was allotted to this squadron. In 1993, a Chinese built twin engine Y-12 aircraft was attached with the squadron for trials and was finally inducted in the PAF in July 1996. Training of the air and ground crew for this aircraft was conducted in China. The second Y-12 aircraft was added to the squadron on 1 December 1996. The squadron thus achieved all-weather, day and night capability. On 4 January 1995, one MFI-17 aircraft was also allotted to the squadron to carry out single pilot operations. In November 1997, the squadron's offices were accommodated within the building of 35 CAT Wing Headquarters. Pilots of this squadron ferried Y-12 aircraft from Pakistan to Iran on different occasions.
At present the squadron is operating two Y-12s, one Beech Baron (B-55), one Piper Seneca-II, five Cessna 172, and one MFI-17 aircraft. The squadron has a total of twenty-five pilots, including six QFIs. In 1997-98, nine pilots of this squadron were converted on Fokker F-27 aircraft. These pilots share VIP flying on this aircraft with the aircrew of 12 Squadron.
The squadron also operates from discused airfields and dirt strips whenever necessary. This includes operations from Thal Range, Jauharabad, Dera Ghazi Khan, Arawali, Parachinar, Muzaffarabad, Sialkot, and Chasma.