Members of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment patrolling Port Stanley on foot, June 1982
Photograph, South Atlantic (Falklands War) (1982).
2 Para, veterans of the Battle of Goose Green and the attack on Wireless Ridge, led the way into Port Stanley closely followed by 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines, 3 Para and 42 Commando Royal Marines. On 14 June 1982 the Argentine commander General Menendez surrendered.
The soldiers depicted were from 2 Para's Medium Machine Gun Platoon. They had been ordered into Stanley on 15-16 June to stop any unrest amongst Argentine troops following the surrender.
From the left they are: Unknown, Corporal John Gartshore, Private L. 'Ted' Humphreys, Private A.S. 'Soapy' Matthews, Private R.J. 'Bob' Carter, unknown, and Corporal 'Dougie' McCready.
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National Army Museum, Study collection