LOVE, Michael David

Known as: 
Doc
Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
846 Naval Air Squadron
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Number: 
P035079S
Born: 
Saturday, August 22, 1959
Died : 
Wednesday, May 19, 1982
Died on active service
Age: 
22
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Local Roll of Honour: 
Corporal Michael Love, RM, 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 Gazette 49134, page 12839.
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 

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