Private Robert J Brear took part in Basic Parachute Course 866 at RAF Brize Norton. The course lasted from the 21st April 1980 until 7th May 1980. Upon successful completion Pte Brear went to Depot Para.
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.