On Nov 28, 2014, an 8-ft bronze statue of Sq Ldr Mohinder Singh Pujji was unveiled by Air Vice Marshal Edward Stringer of the Royal Air Force (RAF) at St Andrew’s Garden in Gravesend, Kent, UK. Pujji, a decorated Indian World War II fighter pilot was among the 24 Indian officers sent to Britain in 1940 to fly with the RAF. He scored two kills and damaged three German fighters in Europe and was downed twice, first over the English Channel and then in the Middle East. He was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross. Pujji, who later settled in England in 1974, died in 2010. The statue cost £70,000.