BLACK, George

Rank: 
Acting Leading Medical Assistant
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
D156353Y
Honours & Awards: 
Leading Medical Assistant George Black, attached to 40 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Recommendation
"On the night of 13 June 1982 on the Island of East Falkland, 40 Commando Royal Marines were advancing on the Sapper Hill feature, three kilometeres to the West of Port Stanley. leading elements became entrapped in an unmarked anti-personnel minefield and a number of casualties were incurred.
Showing a complete disregard for his own safety, Leading medical assistant Black, Royal Navy, went into the minefield to treat the wounded. His calm professional manner and bravery inspired and calmed the men around him. His actions undoubtedly saved lives. Leading medical assistant Black is recommended for Mention in Despatches."
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 49134, page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/213.
 

Ask questions / Add information

Use our Forum for research enquiries, or to add information or photos. [register now]
Your message will then be seen by our Research Group and the many knowledgeable members of our Forum. Read some frequently asked questions here [FAQ's].
 
All content is researched and administered by the Commando Veterans Archive.