Warfare in News

Posted on Friday 20th April

On Saturday, 19 May 2012 the Allied Special Forces Association will be unveiling a brass plaque in the Sun Room in Memorial Grove to commemorate the Soldiers of 22 SAS and supporting Special Forces personnel who lost their lives in the Falklands War 30 years ago.

The plaque has been donated to the Grove by the Newport Parachute Regiment Association and will be fixed inside the Sun Room facing down 'Goose Green' to the Falklands Fighting Islanders Orchard and trees.

The Orchard – which will eventually be dedicated to courage and tenacity of Terry Peck, Trudy McPhee and all those who led the first British Resistance Force since the Second World War – was donated by John Worle of Herefordshire.

Further Reading

Falklands Hero

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Falklands Hero

(Hardback - 256 pages)
by Jon Cooksey

At the height of the bitter battle for Mount Longdon during the Falklands War , 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment’s assault has stalled in the face of determined resistance. With his platoon held up by an Argentine machine gun, it falls to Sergeant Ian McKay to act. The machine gun has to be silenced to break the deadlock. Gathering a small group together, Ian McKay leads them in a headlong dash into the teeth of a… Read more...

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