Posted on Nov 26, 2018
Thirty personnel from across the tri-services have been included in the Operational Honours and Awards list. The list recognises the bravery and selfless service of British personnel across the world. One of those being honoured is Trooper Ross Woodward from 1st Queen’s Dragoon Guards. He will be given the Gallantry Award for saving lives after he showed bravery when confronted with a mass shooting in Las Vegas in October last year. Following a military exercise in the United States, Trooper Woodward was on Rest and Recuperation along with other members of his unit. When the lone gunman opened fire from a nearby hotel, Trooper Woodward led other Troopers towards the danger, rather than fleeing. His citation says he acted with “conspicuous bravery” and “outstanding leadership”, as he directed people to safety and also treated those seriously injured using his battlefield casualty drills training. The Army’s Sergeant Abigail ‘Abbi’ Morrow and Captain Tim Graham will both be honoured with MBEs for being an inspirational role model and for child protection work, respectively. Eight Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel and 15 Royal Air Force personnel also feature on the list.