|Flt Lt||Leslie Richard Dickinson Blunt 1994 GD(P)||Unit : AFS Ambala||Award Date 02 Mar 48||Announced 20 Nov 50|
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Flt. Lt. (now Wg. Cdr.) Leslie Richard Dickenson Blunt (1994) was one of the first â€˜SPITFIREâ€™ 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.
|Reference:||Gazette of India , 20th November 1950 - No.13 - Pres dated 15th November 1950|