Private Stewart I Laing

24 Apr 1962 - 12 Jun 1982

  • South Atlantic Medal with Rosette

Private Stewart Ian Laing, from Gateshead, served with the 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA) and took part in the Falklands campaign in 1982.

Private Laing died during the Battle for Mount Longdon on 12 June 1982, aged 20 years old. He is now buried at Lanchester Cemetery, Durham.


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Stewart I Laing

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Stewart Laing joined 460 recruit platoon after recovering from an injury while training with a previous platoon. I remember him as a strong robust big hearted character with an indomitable spirit, and a distinct North Eastern accent. RIP Stewart, you're not forgotten.
Raymond John Dixon said:
Stewart 'Bulldog' Laing was one of my very best mates, we got our wings together and passed out with a great bunch of lads who made up 461 Platoon. I went to 1 PARA and 'Bulldog' to 3 PARA. I still remember those unforgettable times at Brize my good friend, and with a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye I salute you. RIP My Airborne Brother, Your Good Friend 'Dixie'.
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