|Service No & Branch||5110 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: 24 Oct 1935||Commissioned: 01 Apr 1956||Course: 68 Course||Entry Mode : JSW|
|Service End:||Retired on 30 Nov 1990 / Died on 15 Mar 2009||Nick Name : Muttonhead|
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|21 Oct 1980 - 24 Jan 1983||Gp Capt||4 Tactical Air Center||Nagrota||Commanding Officer|
|22 Sep 1986 - 11 Aug 1988||Air Cmde||17 Wing||Gorakhpur||Air Officer Commanding|
|01 Aug 1988 - 30 Nov 1990||AVM||Training Command||Bangalore||Senior Officer-in-charge Administration|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Sqn Ldr||Peter Eric Gaynor||5110 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1975|
|Details :|| |
Squadron Leader Peter Eric Gaynor was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in April, 1956. He has been engaged in Flight Commander's duties in front line fighter Squadrons since 1962. He has a total of 3280 flying hours on jet Fighter aircraft. He took part in the 1961 Goa operations and also in the Indo-Pak Conflicts of 1965 and 1971. On one mission, which he was leading with fighter escorts, the formation was attacked by two F-104 aircraft. He so maneuvered the formation that the escort aircraft were able to shoot down both the attacking aircraft. Due to his extreme devotion to duty his Squadron has completed all its tasks and maintained a high standard of operational readiness.
Throughout, Squadron Leader Peter Eric Gaynor displayed courage, professional skill and exceptional devotion to duty.
|Unit : 10 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 21st February 1975 - No.16 - Pres/75 dated 26th January 1975|