MARINES & GUARDS IN CIVIL WAR

Com­man­dos plaque rap

Daily Star - - WIRED - By ROSS KANIUK ross.kaniuk@dai­lystar.co.uk

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

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