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    Any person show Proof how It Is? For join PAF, requirement are Pakistani Citizen, Muslim etc. But here four PAF Pilots are non-muslims but get commisioned in PAF as Fighter Pilot also fought wars of 1965 & 1971.

    Wg. Cdr. Mervyn L Middlecoat (SJ and SB)
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    Middle coat&#39;s performance during the operations has been outstanding both on the ground and in the air. He worked continuously with no regard to fatigue and much beyond the call of duty. He kept the morale of the Squadron very high and guided his pilots in a highly professional manner. He flew 17 Air Defense Sorties and 3 Photo Sorties over the forward bases. For his leadership and devotion to duty Squadron Leader Mervyn Leslie Middle coat was awarded Sitara-i-Juraat.

    Sqn. Ldr. Peter Christy (SJ)
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    Squadron Leader Peter Christie was on deputation to PIAC when recalled for war duties. He showed great keenness to fly, and in spite of overwhelming family responsibilities, he was ever willing to take on any mission at any odd hour of the day or night. He was completely devoted to the task in hand. His sense of humor under war conditions, his dedication to the cause of the country and his personal courage contributed immensely to the Squadron&#39;s morale. On 6th December 71, he was detailed as navigator for a bombing mission to Jamnagar. He failed to return from the mission and was officially declared missing in action. For his personal example and complete devotion to duty, he was awarded Sitara-i-Juraat.

    Flt. Lt. William D Harney (SJ)
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    Flight Lieutenant William D. Harney&#39;s performance and professional ability during the current operations has been of the highest order. The officer has, in spite of a hand injury, voluntarily undertaken all available bombing missions and especially the most hazardous ones to Ambala, Pathankot, Adampur, Halwara and Jodhpur. In all the missions he has excelled in qualities of leadership, courage and devotion to duty. His mission planning and execution of the missions has been of the highest order in spite of very heavy odds. He has always reached his targets and made very significant contribution to accurate attacks. The officer has during the Indo-Pakistan War completed a total of 14 operational missions and every one of them has been of significant importance to the overall superiority of the Pakistan Air Force. For his courage dedication to duty, Flight Lieutenant William D. Harney is awarded Sitara-i-Jurat.

    Gp. Cpt. Eric Gordon Hall (SJ)
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    Group Captain Eric Gordon Hall in his capacity as Station Commander, Chaklala, played a very vital role during the war with India. All operations were conducted very successfully under exemplary guidance and inspiring leadership of Group Captain Eric Gordon Hall. No task was too hazardous for him. To set an example, he personally flew and led several operational missions that kept the morale of his officers and men at an exceptionally high level. For his courage and example beyond the call of duty, Group Captain Eric Gordan Hall was awarded Sitara-i-Juraat.
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    I thought the requirements for becoming a PAF pilot didn&#39;t generally depended on religion. Thats weird. Are you sure that to be a PAF pilot you must be a muslim? :O
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    No there is no req for religion , in 95th GDP they had 2 christians ,1 hindu from karachi.
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    Ohh Really! Can u share that Advertisement with Us....
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    sorry what do you mean by that.

    Pakistan Air Force has never discriminated on race , One of the finist officers PAF had to offer were Christian like , Gpt Capt Carrapit, Wg Cdr Salim Ghaur ( shot an Indian fighter in 65 war , Flt Lt Martin who is serving right now.
    After Zia came to power the rules changed you cannot have 2 nationalities while serving can keep on Pakistani nationality and it also went for spouses as well no ,more gories.