Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Flight Lieutenant Lawrence Fredric Pereira

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 (26 Years age) War Operations - Ground FAC Officer on ground in
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : FAC k in strafing
Badges Qualified
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtLawrence Fredric Pereira8678 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

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
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