BLACK, George

Acting Leading Medical Assistant
Unit / Base: 
'3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines'
Royal Navy
Honours & Awards: 
Leading Medical Assistant George Black RN
Leading Medical Assistant George Black RN, attached to 40 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.
"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."
London Gazette 49134, page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/213.
[Image] Globe and Laurel Jul-August 1982 edition.

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