GIFFIN, Brett Patrick

Known as: 
Giff
Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
3 Commando Bde. Air Squadron
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Number: 
P033537T
Born: 
Thursday, April 10, 1958
Died : 
Friday, May 21, 1982
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
24
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Local Roll of Honour: 
Lance Corporal Brett Giffin was killed when his helicopter was shot down in the Falklands. Also killed were Lieut. Kenneth Francis and Mne. Andrew Evans.
Extract from the Globe and Laurel
"LCpl. Brett Patrick Giffin was killed in action on 21 May 1982 during the initial landings at Port San Carlos on East Falklands Island when the Gazelle in which he was flying as an observer was shot down. Giff, as he was known to his friends throughout the Corps, was one of our great characters. He brought to us an irrepressible sense of humour and a high degree of professionalism so that any task he was given was undertaken both cheerfully and competently. He will be sadly missed by all of us in the Squadron. To his family, especially his widow Sue and young son Nathan, we extend our deepest sympathy."
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
Globe and Laurel issue Jul-Aug 1982.
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 

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