Trooper Ross Woodward's bravery is being recognised (Picture: British Army).
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Soldier Who Saved Lives During Las Vegas Shooting Among Personnel Recognised

Trooper Ross Woodward treated casualties and directed people to safety as 58 people were killed by a gunman in Las Vegas.

Trooper Ross Woodward's bravery is being recognised (Picture: British Army).

Trooper Ross Woodward's bravery is being recognised (Picture: British Army).

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.

Captain Tim Graham is being honoured with an MBE for his role as a child protection advocate (Picture: British Army).
Captain Tim Graham is being honoured with an MBE for his role as a child protection advocate (Picture: British Army).

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.

Lieutenant Commander Amy Gilmore’s unstinting efforts to help British citizens whose lives had been turned upside down by Hurrican Irma in the Carribean has earned her the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service. 

The flight commander was in charge of a team of air and ground crew operating the Wildcat helicopter aboard ship RFA Mounts Bay.

Amy spoke to Forces News from the helicopter during the response to the storms, in 2017, explaining their efforts to deliver water to communities. She said: "We've been lifting tonnes of water and delivering it to much-needed communities." 

Diver Simon Wharton and Diver Joseph Smith will be awarded the Gallantry Medal after they put their lives on the line when they entered the upturned hull of a fishing boat, close to the rocks at Rame Head near Plymouth last year.

The WWII SC250 bomb being detonated off Portsmouth (Picture: Royal Navy).
The WWII SC250 bomb being detonated off Portsmouth (Picture: Royal Navy).

The award will also be given to Chief Petty Officer Kris Fenwick who oversaw the disposal of a WWII bomb which caused the closure of Portsmouth Harbour in February last year.

Meanwhile, the RAF's Acting Wing Commander C.A Wright will be given an MBE and Flight Lieutenant T. P. Hansford will be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: "The diversity of this year’s awards show the extraordinary achievements our Armed Forces.

“Whether it's defeating Daesh in Iraq and Syria, saving lives and providing disaster relief in the Caribbean or protecting our home waters, our service personnel go above and beyond the call of duty.   

“It is only right that we recognise those who have demonstrated exceptional skill, bravery and courage. I congratulate all those who have been recognised."