BISHOP, Andrew Ronald

Rank: 
Acting Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
P037457N
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Corporal Andrew Bishop was awarded the MM for his actions during operations on the Falkland Islands.
 

Citation

On the night of 11th/12th June 1982, on the Island of East Falkland, 45 Commando Royal Marines, launched a silent night attack against strongly held enemy positions on the craggy hill feature of Two Sisters. Initially, until eventually detected by the enemy, they achieved brilliant surprise. In the fierce fighting that erupted Acting Corporal Bishop's Section Commander was killed by intense fire from an enemy machine gun post. Showing a complete disregard for his own safety, Acting Corporal Bishop rallied his Section and led them forward to assault and take the enemy's position. His clear assessment and determination under fire inspired his colleagues and made a vital contribution to the overall success of the attack.
 
Source
London Gazettes Supp. 49134, page 12841.
 

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