Flt Lt Lawrence Fredric Pereira, Vr.C, Indian Airforce

Flt Lt Lawrence Fredric Pereira, Vr.C


During the India-Pakistan war in December 1971, Flt Lt Lawrence Fredric Pereira was employed on forward air controller duties with an army brigade in a forward area.

He was required to direct close air support aircraft to enemy targets from forward locations. His directions were responsible for many successful attacks by our aircraft on enemy concentrations. On 14th December, while on duty in a forward locality, he was hit by enemy fire and died.

Throughout, Flt Lt Pereira displayed gallantry, determination and devotion to duty of a high order.