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Group Captain Donald Lazarus

Service No 10516 Branch F(P)
Name : Donald Lazarus Rank Group Captain
Date of Birth: 01 Aug 46
Date Commissioned 29 Oct 66 (96 Course) Service End Retired on 31 Oct 91
Remarks : AFS Nalia, Now in Malaysia
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Feb 85 - Gp Capt102 SquadronBareilly CO  
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Awards and Decorations
Number of Awards: 1


Vir Chakra
Fg Offr Donald Lazarus 10516 F(P) Award Date Announced 26 Jan 72
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan, Fg Offr Donald Lazarus was serving with a fighter squadron. On 22 November 1971, he was No. 4 in a formation of four Gnats, which was ordered to intercept four hostile aircraft, which had intruded into our territory. The formation leader manoeuvred the formation to an advantageous position and engaged the intruding Sabres. In the ensuing battle Fg Offr Lazarus maintained his station as No. 4 ensuring the safety of his leader. At one stage, when Fg Offr Lazarus noticed that one of the Sabres was becoming a threat to his leader, he manoeuvred his aircraft with great skill, got behind it and pressed home his attack till the Sabre disintegrated in Midair.

Unit : 22 Squadron 
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972

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