Which parachute regiment fought in the Falklands?
2nd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment – also known as 2 Para – was the only land force unit to fight in two battles during the Falklands War (1982).
What did the paras do in the Falklands?
The Parachute Regiment played a prominent role in the 1982 Falklands conflict. They fought iconic battles at Goose Green, Mount Longdon and Wireless Ridge, and won both the war’s Victoria Crosses.
How many paras died at Goose Green?
The British lost 18 killed (16 Paras, one Royal Marine pilot, and one commando sapper) and 64 wounded.
How many Royal Marines died in Falklands?
In total, 25,948 UK Armed Forces personnel received the South Atlantic medal, awarded for service in the 1982 Falklands Campaign. Of these, 237 UK Armed Forces personnel died during the campaign (of which 86 were Royal Navy, 27 were Royal Marines, 123 were Army and one was RAF).
Where was the Parachute Regiment during the Falklands War?
During the night of 11th/12th June 1982, 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment mounted a silent night attack on an enemy battalion position on Mount Longdon, an important objective in the battle for Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands.
Who was in the Parachute Regiment in 1982?
24347663 Lance Corporal Gary David BINGLEY, The Parachute Regiment. Throughout 28th May 1982, the 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment were engaged in fierce fighting to take well entrenched enemy positions in ‘the area of the Goose Green settlement on the Island of East Falkland. Lance Corporal Bingley was a Section Commander.
Are there any battle honours for Parachute Regiment?
Certain battle honours are permitted to be emblazoned on the Colours. Since its formation in 1942 The Parachute Regiment has been awarded a number of battle honours from the Second World War through to modern day conflicts, which are listed below. (Please click on the maroon links for further information about individual battle honours.)
Who are the members of the Falklands roll of Honour?
1 C/Sgt Brian Johnston. QGM 2 Sgt Ronald Rotheram RM 3 Marine Anthony Rundle 4 Marine Robert Griffen, 5 Mea A S James, 6 Lmem D Miller,