2nd Battalion Scots Guards
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
HONOURS AND AWARDS
MONDAY, 11th OCTOBER 1982
The QUEEN has been graciously pleased to approve the Posthumous award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal to the undermentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in the South Atlantic:
Distinguished Conduct Medal
24549305 Guardsman James Boyle Curran REYNOLDS, Scots Guards.
On the night of 13th/14th June 1982, on the Island of East Falkland, the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards attacked well entrenched enemy positions on the craggy ridge feature of Tumbledown Mountain, seven kilometres to the west of Port Stanley.
During the attack, Guardsman Reynold’s Platoon came under fire from a group of enemy snipers. His Platoon Sergeant was killed instantly. A confused situation developed and his Section became separated. Guardsman Reynolds immediately took command. Having located the enemy snipers he silenced several of them himself.
That done and showing a complete disregard for his own safety, he moved forward to render first aid to a wounded comrade. He himself was wounded in the hand by enemy sniper fire, but continued to aid his colleague. Whilst doing so, he was killed by enemy mortar fire.
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In 2022, as part of the 40th Anniversary commemorations, geographical features were identified and named after the fallen of 1982. REYNOLDS BAY is located on the east coast of Great Island in Falkland Sound.
It is in position
51° 57′ 27.82″ S, 059° 41′ 47.26″ W
James was also chosen to have a street named after him at the Mount Pleasant Complex (MPC). MPC is the base for British Forces South Atlantic Islands (BFSAI). REYNOLDS ROAD is located at
51° 48′ 53.89″ S, 058° 27′ 59.47″ W