Royal Marines 42 Commando Northern Ireland two tours Belfast 1976 and Bessbrook 1978, Falkland Islands 1982 45 Commando Assault on the Two Sisters, and United Nations Cyprus 1984 group awarded to Marine 1st Class D.G. Taylor, Royal Marines, who saw service on two tours in Northern Ireland, at Belfast in 1976 and Bessbrook in 1978 with 42 Commando, and then having transferred as a Marine 1st Class to 45 Commando, saw service with this unit during the Falklands War in 1982, when it yomped across East Falkland, via Port San Carlos, New House, Doug

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Royal Marines 42 Commando Northern Ireland two tours Belfast 1976 and Bessbrook 1978, Falkland Islands 1982 45 Commando Assault on the Two Sisters, and United Nations Cyprus 1984 group awarded to Marine 1st Class D.G. Taylor, Royal Marines, who saw service on two tours in Northern Ireland, at Belfast in 1976 and Bessbrook in 1978 with 42 Commando, and then having transferred as a Marine 1st Class to 45 Commando, saw service with this unit during the Falklands War in 1982, when it yomped across East Falkland, via Port San Carlos, New House, Douglas Settlement, Teal Inlet and Mount Kent to take part in the Battle for Port Stanley, and conducted a night attack on the Two Sisters feature over the 11/12 June 1982. Taylor subsequently saw service in Cyprus with the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces as a member of 40 Commando in 1984, when serving within 539 Assault Squadron.

Group of 3: Campaign Service Medal 1962, 1 Clasp: Northern Ireland; (MNE D G TAYLOR PO34542Y RM); South Atlantic Medal 1982 with Rosette; (MNE1 D G TAYLOR PO34542Y RM); United Nations Medal for Cyprus. Mounted court style as worn.

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Together with a photograph of the recipient in service, and copied Certificate of Discharge.

David George Taylor was born on 25th December 1957, and enlisted on 13th May 1975 as a Marine (No.PO34542Y) with the Royal Marines. Taylor served on two tours in 1976 and 1978 with 42 Commando. The 1976 tour lasted from 28th February to 24th June 1976, and was in Belfast and For Monash and Andersontown. The second tour in 1978, lasted from 15th July to 16th November 1978 and was in Bessbrook. Then having transferred as a Marine 1st Class to 45 Commando, saw service with this unit during the Falklands War in 1982.

With the Argentine invasion of the Falklands Islands and South Georgia on 2nd April 1982, 45 Commando, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Andrew F. Whitehead RM, had their Easter leave cancelled and hastily deployed to the Falklands, travelling in a mix of Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships. Having made a tactical landing at Red Beach, Ajax Bay on 21 May 1982, the men of 45 Cdo RM yomped across East Falkland, via Port San Carlos, New House, Douglas Settlement, Teal Inlet and Mount Kent to take part in the Battle for Port Stanley. They conducted a night attack on the Two Sisters feature over the 11/12 June 1982, during which the Commando lost 8 men killed and 17 wounded. The Argentinians surrendered on 14 June 1982.

Taylor then saw service in Cyprus with the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces as a member of 40 Commando in 1984, when serving within 539 Assault Squadron, and was discharged after 12 years service on 19th September 1986.