§ Earl Cathcart
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they are able to make a further statement on those Army Regiments which took part in the Falklands campaign and whether they will be able to include the campaign in their battle honours.
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Armed Forces (Lord Trefgarne)
In my Written Answer of 25th October 1983 I explained that the Army Board would consider claims for honours for submission to Her Majesty. This has now been completed and Her Majesty the Queen has graciously approved the award of theatre honours to the following Regiments of the British Army who took part in the campaign:
In addition, Her Majesty has graciously approved the award of battle honours to the following Regiments for the engagements enlisted:
- The Blues and Royals
- Scots Guards
- Welsh Guards
- The Parachute Regiment
- 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles
- Special Air Service Regiment.
Scots Guards£Tumbledown Mountain
The Parachute Regiment£Goose Green Mount Longdon Wireless Ridge.