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    PHOTOS FROM HISTORY

    A hurried photo of 11 Platoon, D Company, The 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, waiting to load up onto a Sea King at Fitzroy during the Falklands War.
    The three pictured are, left to right, Private Dave Parr RIP, Lance Corporal Neil Turner and Private Terry Stears.
    This is the last photograph of Dave Parr RIP, who was killed shortly afterwards during the assault on Wireless Ridge on the night of 13-14 June 1982. He had earlier been shot during the Battle of Goose Green.
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    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    Pics like this was used to demonstrate the use of 30 rd mags on the rifles...from the Brens.

    That's a time I remember well...also the royal yacht Britannia sailing into our harbor that year.
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    This is one of a number of photos taken at the time, showing the actual weight each Para was carrying having been issued their own rounds/24 rations etc before the attack, a bandolier of 200 x GPMG rounds, two mortar rounds per man.........the Bren mag was a bonus and used a lot by the lads to get them out of the S*** when up against the foe who was on FN Auto generally.

    Always staggering to think you got up on your own without any help!!
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    Happy to not be doing that any more. Even on rotten days I still look out at the treeline and am happy to not be sitting on my rucksack against a tree...waiting...

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