|Service No & Branch||8678 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: 10 Jun 1945||Commissioned: 01 Aug 1964||Course: 89/90 Course|
|Service End:||Died in Service 14 Dec 1971|
|Remarks :||FAC k in strafing|
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|Flt Lt||Lawrence Fredric Pereira||8678 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
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During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Lawrence Fredrick Pereira was employed on Forward Air Controller duties with an Army brigade in the forward area. His duties required directing close air support aircraft on to enemy targets from forward locations. He performed his duties daringly in the midst of enemy fire with utter disregard to his own safety. He carried out these tasks most admirably and his directions were responsible for many successful attacks by our aircraft on enemy concentrations. On the 14th December, 1971, while performing his duties, he was hit by enemy bullets as a result of which he died.
Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Lawrence Fredrick Pereira displayed gallantry, determination and devotion to duty of a high order.
|Unit : 8 TAC|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 17th June 1972 - No.79 - Pres/72 dated 1st June 1972|