Mick Flynn

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Michael John Flynn
Nickname(s) "Bullet Magnet"
Born 1960 (age 54–55)
Cardiff, Wales, UK
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 1979 – 1993
2001 – present
Rank Warrant Officer Class 1

Northern Ireland
Falklands War

Bosnian War
Iraq War
War in Afghanistan
Awards Conspicuous Gallantry Cross
Military Cross

For people of a similar name see Michael Flynn (disambiguation)

Michael John "Mick" Flynn, CGC, MC (born 1960) is one of the British Army's most decorated members in recent years.[1]

Flynn was born in Cardiff in 1960. He joined the British Army and served in the Blues and Royals.[2] He has seen active service in Northern Ireland, the Falklands War, the Bosnian War, the Second Gulf War and the War in Afghanistan.[1] In 2003 he was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross as a Lance Corporal of Horse when serving with D Squadron, Blues and Royals in Iraq.[3] In August 2006 Corporal of Horse Flynn was awarded the Military Cross in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, in action against the Taliban.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Evans, Michael (20 December 2006). "Two bravery awards for Army's top hero". London, UK: The Times. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.householdcavalry.net/history/4587346307
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 57100. p. 4. 21 October 2003. Retrieved 12 February 2010.


  • Flynn, Mike (2010). Bullet Magnet: Afghanistan, Bosnia, the Falklands, Iraq, Northern Ireland. Orion Publishing Group, Limited. ISBN 0-297-85991-9. 

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