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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 474

Four: Corporal D. W. J. Falconer, Worcestershire & Sherwood Forresters Regiment

United Nations, Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR); N.A.T.O. Medal 1994, 1 clasp, Former Yugoslavia, with silver number '2' affixed to riband; General Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (25029892 Cpl D W J Falconer WFR); Jubilee 2002, mounted court-style for display, nearly extremely fine (4)

D. W. J. Falconer likely enlisted in the Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters in 1994 upon the Regiment's return from Northern Ireland. Having served for around ten years in isolated stations, it was assigned to form part of the Mechanised Brigade, 56 Armoured Infantry Battalion. In this role as part of the Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps, the unit was the first British one to use the Warrior tank. With initial training complete, Falconer served with 'B' Company before serving an operational tour in Bosnia, May-December 1996. Besides his three tours in Bosnia, Falconer was a talented sportsman. He was part of the team at the International Austrian Patrol Competition, Linz, 25-27 November 1998, placing 3rd from 9 British teams and 31st of 62 teams overall (Firm & Forester May 1999, refers).

Further training in Brunei and Belize completed, Falconer served in the 'Close Observation Platoon' for a tour of Norther Ireland during 1991, after which he was posted to the Infantry Training Course. He is understood to have been discharged in early 2003; sold with named card box of issue for the Jubilee 2012, regimental badges and unit patches all housed in a file of copied research.

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