Thursday, 8 March 2012


On the night of 13/14 June 1982, on the Island of east Falkland, the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards attacked well entrenched enemy position on the craggy ridge feature of Tumbledown Mountain, seven kilometers to the west of port Stanley

During the assault Second Lieutenant STUART and his Platoon were in the front line of the attack. Suddenly, at close quarters, the enemy opened fire. His Platoon Sergeant was killed instantly and several men were wounded. Undeterred by his losses, he exhorted his Platoon to follow his example in pressing home the attack. Subsequently, he and his Platoon were again to the fore in the successful assault by his company on their main objective.

Second Lieutenant STUART demonstrated considerable qualities of character, leadership and courage under fire. He is strongly recommended for Mention in Despatches.

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