Out of interest, how many on ARRSE where down there in 1982? Just looking through my piccies now, where did the last 28 years go? Like you mate, I still feel 20. Down in there in 82, 83, and again in 84.
I remember all of this on tv as a young kid. As schoolboys we loved it! But of course we were ignorant of the human cost, God bless the fallen and well done to 2 PARA for putting the Great back in Great Britain our first land victory of the campaign. RIP to the fallen and respect to the vets specially those who bore scars afterwards.
As support arms, after 82, we where not subject to unit postings, but rather individual tours. So on return we where at the mercy of manning and records, and for me my first turnaround was 4 months after returning back to my parent unit. Spent my subsequent tours in Port San Carlos, Ajax, and Fox Bay, with a jolly back to S. Georgia. I have promised myself that I will go back one more time.
NB. Just to add, that as a support arm, I have nothing but admiration for the achievments of the teeth arms in 82, good shits every last one!.
Thank you for the most deserved reminder.
I had the very pleasure of getting to know Stu Russell in the 70s as a nipper when CCF skiing with Para Regt in Bavaria.
Top man and a credit to his Battalion & Regiment, who went on to do great things over the next 30 years.
Goose Green was a remarkable action by great men and may the fallen rest in peace. SlÃ¡inte mhaith gentlemen!