|Date of Birth:||07 Nov 1922|
|Date Commissioned||28 Sep 1942||Course||14 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 01 Nov 1968 / Died on 05 Nov 2010|
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|14 Mar 1943 - 30 May 1943||Act Plt Offr||No.22 Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation Unit||Drigh Road||Fm 1SFTSAmb To 151OTU|
|13 Oct 1943 - 06 Dec 1943||Plt Offr||No.2 Squadron, RIAF||Kohat||To 6Sqn|
|13 Dec 1943 - 16 Jan 1945||Fg Offr||No.6 Squadron, RIAF||Plt To IAFDF|
|16 Jan 1945 -||Fg Offr||Indian Air Force Display Flight||Kohat||Plt Fm 6Sqn|
|08 Mar 1945 - 16 Mar 1945||Fg Offr||No.6 Squadron, RIAF||Kohat||To IAFDF|
|16 Mar 1945 -||Fg Offr||Indian Air Force Display Flight||Kohat||Fm 6Sqn|
|06 Apr 1945 - 10 Feb 1946||Fg Offr||No.6 Squadron, RIAF||Kohat||To 7Sqn|
|02 Mar 1946 - 30 Apr 1946||Fg Offr||No.6 Squadron, RIAF||Fm 7Sqn To UK|
|01 Apr 1948 - 15 Jan 1949||Flt Lt||Flying Instructors School||Ambala||CO|
|15 Aug 1951 - 09 Jun 1953||Sqn Ldr||No.14 Squadron||CO|
|- 01 Jan 1965||Gp Capt||5 Wing||Kalaikunda||CO|
|01 Jan 1962 - 01 Jan 1964||Gp Capt||5 Wing||Kalaikunda||CO|
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|Flt Lt||Leslie Richard Dickinson Blunt||1994 GD(P)||Award Date 02 Mar 1948||Announced 20 Nov 1950|
|Details :|| |
Flt. Lt. (now Wg. Cdr.) Leslie Richard Dickenson Blunt (1994) was one of the first Ã¢â‚¬ËœSPITFIREÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Pilots to land at Srinagar when it was surrounded by enemy and about to fall. He operated with zeal and vigour and thus helped to throw back the enemy from the gates of Srinagar. In every short space of time, this officer carried out 23 operational sorties against the enemy and achieved remarkable results.
He stood out amongst his pilots for his keen enthusiasm and dash. His bombing and gunnery helped to break up many enemy advances at crucial moments.
For the excellent results achieved by him during the Air Operations over the outskirts of Srinagar, he has been awarded the Vir Chakra.
|Unit : AFS Ambala|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 20th November 1950 - No.13 - Pres dated 15th November 1950|