22 SAS Brookes, Trevor

Devil's Brigade
By Robert H. Adleman, George Walton

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Brookes
  • FORENAME
Trevor
  • UNIT
G Squadron
  • RANK
Corporal
  • NUMBER
24068607
  • AWARD
Military Medal
  • PLACE
Falklands 1982
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Royal Corps of Signals
 

CITATION:

Military Medal : Corporal Brookes commanded a 4 man patrol tasked to provide vital information on enemy dispositions and installation on East Falklands as prelude to the repossession of the islands.

Inserted by helicopter from the Naval Task Force at a distance of 120 miles from the islands, he maintained observation of the Darwin/Goose Green area for a period of 16 days. His position was most vulnerable at all times as the difficulty of achieving observation on the target necessitated him surviving under the main enemy helicopter route between Stanley and Darwin. Frequent enemy air searches and foot patrols were carried out in the area. He fully realised that no support was available to him, in the event of compromise by enemy action. His courage and leadership in this situation was of the highest order.

The accuracy of his reporting was such that a successful air strike was carried out on his information, against a petrol installation on the airfield at Goose Green. His information was of great value during the preparation for the successful attack on Darwin/ Goose Green by 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment.

His performance as an individual and a leader was in the highest traditions of his Regiment and the Army as a whole. He is thoroughly deserving of recognition.

Place : Falkland Islands
Date :
How Employed : Troop Cpl in SAS Mobility Troop

WEB LINKS:

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7637481
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/49134/supplement/12850/data.pdf
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