Chris M Davies MBE served for 19 years with the Royal Engineers and retired as a Colonel. He was a Troop Commander of 9 Indep Para Squadron RE in 1972-4 and later served as OC of 9 Para Sqn in the early 1980s, serving in the Falklands.
Falklands (Operation Corporate)
On 2nd April 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, a British Territory in the South Atlantic, followed the next day by an assault on South Georgia. The defending Royal Marines detachment at both locations were taken prisoner after fierce firefights.