MARINES & GUARDS IN CIVIL WAR
Commandos plaque rap
FURIOUS Royal Marines have won their fight to get the Welsh Guards to correct a memorial plaque after the Army regiment claimed it had won a Falklands battle which was fought by the commandos.
The move comes after the Guards unveiled the memorial on Sapper Hill in the Falklands.
It claimed they had seized the Argentine position – even though the troops deployed were Marines attached to them from 40 Commando.
The battle took place in June 1982, hours before the Argentines surrendered. In April this year the Welsh Guards mounted the memorial on Sapper Hill in a ceremony headed by Brigadier Johnny Rickett.
It stated the 1st Battalion The Welsh Guards had seized the position. But the claim angered the Marines. Brigadier Andy Pillar, the company commander of the Marines in 1982, said: “This is not just disappointing but offensive.”
The Welsh Guards have apologised and agreed to replace the plaque highlighting the correct facts.
WINNER: Stormy with her award and, inset, Mr Trump, with whom she claims to have had sex
DUTY: Soldiers in training exercise on Sapper Hill
MEMORIAL: Battle tribute