Private Mark O'Connell

09 Mar 1954 -

  • General Service Medal Clasp (1962 onwards) medal

Mark O’Connell enlisted into the Parachute Regiment in 1971.

He Passed Out of Depot with 371 Platoon in 1972.

He was posted to 2 PARA and served in both 10 Platoon D Company and Support Company Mortars.

Pte O’Connell was medically discharged in 1976 after a stress fracture to the spine during a drop.

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Mark  O'Connell

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  • Pte Mark O'Connell on patrol in the Ardoyne, 1975.

    Pte Mark O'Connell on patrol in the Ardoyne, 1975.

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  • Members of Mortars Platoon, Support Company, 2 PARA, Sharjar, 1974.

    Members of Mortars Platoon, Support Company, 2 PARA, Sharjar, 1974.

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  • Maj Gen Farrar Hockley at Passing Out Parade for 371 platoon, 1972.

    Maj Gen Farrar Hockley at Passing Out Parade for 371 platoon, 1972.

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  • Members of Mortars Pln, Support Coy, 2 PARA, Exercise Deep Furrow, Turkey, 1974.

    Members of Mortars Pln, Support Coy, 2 PARA, Exercise Deep Furrow, Turkey, 1974.

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