846 Squadron Fleet Air Arm
Corporal Michael Love was born on the 22 August 1959.
He died on the 19 May 1982 when a bird strike damaged his aircraft.
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
HONOURS AND AWARDS
MONDAY, 11th OCTOBER 1982
The QUEEN has been graciously pleased to approve the Posthumous award of the Distinguished Service Medal to the undermentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the operations in the South Atlantic:
Acting Corporal Aircrewman Michael David LOVE, Royal Marines, P035079S
Corporal Love, 846 Naval Air Squadron, 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.
Family and friends are encouraged to contribute.
We will add information to this memorial as we receive it.
If you have a photo, an anecdote, or simply to say you remember him, we will be very pleased to hear from you, so please contact the sama office at email@example.com
In 2022, as part of the 40th Anniversary commemorations, geographical features were identified and named after the fallen of 1982. LOVE POINT is headland east of Strike Off Point, on the south shore of Berkeley Sound, East Falkland.
It is in position
51° 35′ 29.07″ S, 057° 56′ 57.09″ W