• Wednesday, May 18, 2022


UK to Honour Sole Indian Aviator Who Survived World War I with a statue

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (Photo by: Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

The UK government will honour the sacrifices made by more than three million Commonwealth soldiers who served in World War 1 with a series of statues that will go up at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Among them is a statue of Hardutt Singh Malik, the first Indian to fly with the British Flying Corps. The campaign is part of an initiative by the armed forces charity ‘There But Not There’ and it involves the installation of three six-foot figures of World War I soldiers in the FCO to represent the contribution of Commonwealth servicemen from Asia, the Caribbean, Australasia…

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