Gp Capt M O 'Micky' Blake
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Gp Capt MPO 'Micky' Blake (Retd)
MPO "Micky" Blake hailed from Bangalore in present day Karnataka. He was born 20 Mar 1923 and was commissioned (IND/2630) at the age of 20 in the Indian Air Force on 27 Sep 1943. Blake served with No.42 Squadron RAF and No. 3 Squadron IAF during the Second World War. Later he flew in the 47-48 Kashmir Ops with 8 Squadron. In the mid 50s, he commanded No.7 Squadron 'The Battle Axes'
Life during the World War II was most interesting, especially if you had forcelanded in No Man's Land
|The 1947-48 Kashmir Ops
Experiences as a Flight Commander with 8 Squadron retold in this section
|Command of the Battle Axes
A few photos of Micky Blake's tenure as CO of the Battle Axes in the mid 1950s.
|Operations at Diu
Some experiences as told to Gp Capt Bhargava in this article of the One day war.