Thursday, 8 March 2012


On the night of 13/14 June 1982, on the Island of east Falkland, the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards attacked well entrenched enemy position on the craggy ridge feature of Tumbledown Mountain, seven kilometers to the West of Port Stanley. Lance Sergeant MITCHELL and his section were amongst the leading elements.

During the assault he personally located and killed several enemy snipers. Thereafter, as he led his section against an entrenched position, he accounted for several enemy with his rifle and grenades. A short while later, again to the fore in the assault, he was killed.

For his courageous actions under fire and inspiring leadership, Lance Sergeant MITCHELL, is strongly recommended for Postumous Mention in Despatches.

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