Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Group Captain Leslie Richard Dickinson Blunt

Service No & Branch 1994 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 07 Nov 1922 Commissioned: 28 Sep 1942 Course: 14 Course
Service End: Retired on 01 Nov 1968 Voluntary Retirement Died on 05 Nov 2010 (88 Years age) Nick Name : Creamy
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Plt Offr : 28 Mar 1943Fg Offr : 28 Sep 1943Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Sqn Ldr : 01 Oct 1952
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1959Acting Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1962Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1965
Training and Other Courses Attended
94 CFS (Fg Offr) - 30 Sep 19468 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 06 Aug 1955
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

14 Mar 1943 - 30 May 1943Acting Plt OffrNo.22 Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation UnitDrigh Road Fm 1SFTSAmb To 151OTU
13 Oct 1943 - 06 Dec 1943Plt OffrNo.2 SquadronKohat Squadron Pilot
13 Dec 1943 - 10 Feb 1946Fg OffrNo.6 Squadron Squadron Pilot
16 Jan 1945 - 28 Feb 1945Fg OffrIndian Air Force Display FlightKohat Attached
16 Mar 1945 - Fg OffrIndian Air Force Display FlightKohat Squadron Pilot Fm 6Sqn
11 Feb 1946 - 01 Mar 1946Fg OffrNo.7 Squadron Fm 6 Sqn
02 Mar 1946 - 30 Apr 1946Fg OffrNo.6 Squadron Squadron Pilot To UK
01 Apr 1948 - 15 Jan 1949Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolAmbala Commanding Officer
06 Jun 1951 - 17 Aug 1951Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolAmbala Commanding Officer
15 Aug 1951 - 09 Jun 1953Sqn LdrNo.14 Squadron Commanding Officer
- 01 Dec 1955Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi Deputy Director, Flying Training
11 Jan 1960 - 23 Sep 1962Wg Cdr8 WingAdampur Station Commander
06 May 1963 - 30 Jan 1965Gp Capt5 WingKalaikunda Station Commander
01 Feb 1965 - 01 Apr 1967Gp Capt5 Tactical Air CenterTezpur Commanding Officer
22 Apr 1967 - 20 Sep 1968Gp Capt509 Signal UnitLaitkor Peak Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtLeslie Richard Dickinson Blunt1994 GD(P)Award Date 02 Mar 1948Announced 20 Nov 1950
Details :

Flt. Lt. (now Wg. Cdr.) Leslie Richard Dickenson Blunt (1994) was one of the first ‘SPITFIRE’ 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
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