The outstanding Northern Ireland and South Atlantic Campaign pair to Private K.P.J.'Luke' Lukowiak, Support Company, 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment, a veteran of the battles of Goose Green and Wireless Ridge. An accomplished writer, his experiences in the Falklands formed the basis of his critically acclaimed memoir, A Soldier’s Song - True Stories from the Falklands, of which John Le Carré’s review said, ‘Next time you hear a child sing Rule Britannia, read him this’ . (Dix Noonan Webb)
(Grey Funnel Collection)
In 1982 Private Ken Lukowiak served with 2 Para in the Falklands. He was away from home for little more than eight weeks, yet the experience of war was to change his life for ever. Ten years passed before he was able to write about this brief period in his life. In those ten years he was brought face to face with the legacy of his Parachute Regiment training and with the knowledge that he had seen many men die - some of whom he himself had killed. From the voyage 'down South' on the MV Norland, from Goose Green to Fitzroy and the anti-climactic journey home Lukowiak illustrates the madness and black comedy of the soldier's world.
Petty Officer Steward R. J. Burner, Royal Navy, who was serving in H.M.S. Sheffield at the time of her loss off the Falklands in May 1982.
South Atlantic 1982, with rosette (P.O. Std. R. J. Burner, D060270X, H.M.S. Sheffield); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., E.II.R. (P.O. Std. R. J. Burner, D060270X, H.M.S. Nelson)
Graham Paul Baker entered the Royal Navy in June 1980, as an Acting Writer. In the following year he joined the ship’s company of H.M.S. Antelope, and was serving on board at the time of her loss off San Carlos on 23 May 1982.
South Atlantic 1982, with rosette (24596904 Gdsm P A Stanton, WG). Paul Stanton was on RFA Sir Galahad during the Argentine air attack.
General Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (24201416 Gnr.M.E.Perks, RA.); U.N. Medal, UNFICYP ribbon, unnamed; South Atlantic 1982, with rosette (24201416 LBdr M.E.Perks, RA) mounted court style as worn. Lance-Bombardier M. E. Perks served in 79 Kirkee Commando Battery 29th Regiment R.A. in the Falklands War.
GSM 1962-2007, one clasp, Northern Ireland (Mne S M Moorehead PO39385D RM); South Atlantic 1982, with rosette (Mne 1 S M Moorehead PO39385D RM).