FLIGHT LIEUTENANT LAWRENCE FREDRIC PEREIRA
VIR CHAKRA
Award
VIR CHAKRA
Year of Award
1972
Service Particulars of Awardee
FLT LT LF PEREIRA Vr C (8678) F(P) (POSTHUMOUS)
Rank at time of Award
FLT LT
Father's Name
Shri DH Pereira
Mother's Name
Smt Sophie Pereira
Domicile
Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Citation

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT LAWRENCE FREDRIC PEREIRA (8678) F(P)

(POSTHUMOUS)

(Effective date of award : 04TH DECEMBER, 1971)

 

During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant 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 on to enemy targets from forward locations.  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 Fredric Pereira displayed gallantry, determination and devotion to duty of a high order.

 

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT LAWRENCE FREDRIC PEREIRA