* 2 years TA service with 3 Coy 5 R. Anglian. * Joined regular Int Corps October 1977. * First posting 74 Int Section at HQ 4 Armd Div in Herford. * Security section with 12 Coy in Lisburn NI. * Int Section 19 Airmobile Bde, Colchester. * Deployed to S. Atlantic arriving on the 2nd C-130 to land at Stanley in July '82. * 84 Int Sect with AMF(L). * Arctic Warfare training with B Coy 1 Para. * Belize deployment as FINCO (S) during 3 Para tour's. * Attached to SBS RM as Int SNCO, jumps trained, converted to 22' SSLs going into water. * Int & Sy Gp NI tour. * Instructor at Depot then discharged after 12 years regular service.
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.