|Date of Birth:||20 Mar 1923|
|Date Commissioned||27 Sep 1943||Course||18 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 30 Jun 1966|
|Remarks :||8Sqn (48) CFI ATW (61) Air 1 EAC (65)|
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|30 Aug 1944 -||Fg Offr||No.3 Squadron, RIAF||Kohat|
|01 Sep 1953 - 20 Oct 1956||Sqn Ldr||No.7 Squadron||Palam||Commanding Officer|
|- 01 Dec 1960||Wg Cdr||Armament Training Wing||Jamnagar||Chief Instructor|
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|Flt Lt||Michael Patrick Owen Blake||2630 GD(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1950|
|Details :|| |
Flight Lieutenant (Now Wing Commander) Michael Patrick Owen Blake (2630) set a high standard of flying in Jammu and Kashmir Operations as a Flight Commander. Being the first to volunteer for operations in Kashmir, he led the first attack in SKARDU area, flying over difficult and dangerous country.
The officer rendered valuable service in the defence of Poonch. He during critical days in Poonch, gave support to our besieged garrison there and was often responsible for neutralizing enemy strongholds in that vicinity. In almost all of these attacks, he achieved results by pressing home the attacks on the enemy at great personal risks. By his fine example he inspired confidence in other pilots of the Squadron.
For his outstanding leadership as a Flight Commander in Jammu and Kashmir Operations, he has been awarded the Vir Chakra.
|Unit : 8 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , Extraordinary, No. 2-Pres., dated 26th January, 1950|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|14 Aug 1944||Hurricane II||Plt Offr Michael Blake||42RAF||Cr L near Tamu after Glycol leak and engine failur|