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Unsung HERO Of The Falklands War | Mick Fellows MBE | Royal Navy | Bought The T-Shirt Podcast

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⁣Michael George Fellows MBE DSC BEMG, joined the Royal Navy in 1955. When the Falkland Islands were invaded, Mick was Fleet Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver and second-in-command of the team. His job was to search RFA and Warships for limpet mines, after suspected enemy underwater operations against the fleet. Whilst under attack, Mick's team were tasked to investigate and defuse numerous unexploded bombs onboard many of the taskforce ships. His team's amazing and highly dangerous work, helped save the lives of hundreds of British personel. He is the first man in naval history to defuse unexploded bombs on board a warship at sea. For his work, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. His next award came when he was awarded the British Empire Medal for Gallantry, for bomb and mine disposal in Northern Ireland and Scotland. Further work in the Royal Navy saw him receive the MBE, after the tragic Herald Of Free Enterprise accident. Mick served a total of 35 years with the Royal Navy and ended his career with the rank of Warrant Officer, first class.


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