W02 D G Falconer MC

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WO2 Falconer was the Company Sergeant Major of C Company in heavy mounted and dismounted fighting including Op Waterloo and Danny Boy. He evacuated over twenty casualties from battle, often at great personal risk to himself, always ensuring they reached medical aid as soon as possible.

At Danny Boy he led a bayonet charge on a number of dug in enemy positions under heavy small arms and RPG fire. Following the battle he organised the evacuation of casualties, prisoners of war and enemy dead, still under fire, but with steadfast composure and absolute courage that gave great confidence to his mentally and physically exhausted troops. His soldiers' absolute faith in him was key to their preparedness to fight the enemy at every turn.