LOVE, Michael David

Known as: 
Doc
Rank: 
Corporal
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
P035079S
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Saturday, August 22, 1959
Died : 
Wednesday, May 19, 1982
Died on active service
Operations: 
Age: 
22
Cemetery/Memorial: 

Corporal Michael Love, Royal Marines, 846 Naval Air Squadron, was killed in a helicopter crash due to a bird strike in the Falklands. 

Citation for the DSM

Corporal Love had completed seven operational sorties in very hazardous conditions. He played a vital part in the success of these missions and displayed remarkable skill, bravery and resilience during periods of intense activity. Sadly, he was later killed in a flying accident but his great contribution to the success of the Squadron's operations will always remain a source of inspiration.
 
[Sources: AFM ROH / Navy News issue April 2014 / London Gazettes Supp. 49134, page 12839.]
 

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