BISHOP, Andrew Ronald

Acting Corporal
Unit / Base: 
'45 Commando RM'
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
Honours & Awards: 
Corporal Andrew Bishop was awarded the Military Medal for his actions during operations on the Falkland Islands.
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.
London Gazette 49134, page 12841.

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