As a Light Infantry officer, Mike Seear was seconded to this Gurkha Battalion one month before Argentina ‘re-took’ the Falkland Islands by military force on 2 April 1982. His initial appointment was the Battalion Operations and Training Officer, with a secondary role of Battalion Public Information Officer. Directly involved in planning the Battalion’s training, handling the media and working in Battalion Tactical HQ on exercise and in the South Atlantic Theatre of Operations, he was ideally qualified to write this book post-war.
After twenty-one years of service, Seear retired from the British Army in 1988 with the rank of Major. Since then he has lived in Norway, initially being employed as the Scandinavian Airlines Security and Emergency Response Manager. Further capitalizing on his military experiences in the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ and with the Gurkhas in the Falklands War, Seear today is an international crisis management consultant specializing in the civil aviation industry. His work includes the design, construction and delivery of realistic exercises to airlines, airports and other organizations.
He is also the co-editor and author respectively of two other books on the Falklands War