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FALKLANDS 1982

The following information is from the South Atlantic Medal Association web site.

ARMY

Lieutenant James Antony Barry - 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment.
Memorial at Welbeck College, Notts - "In memory of James Anthony Barry, 42 entry, Lt. Royal Signals. Born 3rd June 1957. Killed in action Falkland Islands 28th May 1982."

Captain Christopher Dent - 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment.

Major Michael L. Forge - Royal Signals. 6th June 1982. Killed when his helicopter was shot down

Captain Gavin John Hamilton, MC - 22nd Special Air Service. Aged 29. Joined the SAS in 1981, commanded Mountain Troop. Took part in the Pebble Island Raid. His observation post near Port Howard was discovered and although heavily outnumbered, he attacked the Argentine patrol and was killed - 10th June 1982.

Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Jones, VC, OBE - 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. Killed near Darwin 28th May 1982.
Aged 41.
Awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross. Husband of Sara.
Memorial at Eton College - "In memory of Lieutenant-Colonel H. Jones, VC. OBE killed leading the Second Battalion the Parachute Regiment in the attack on Darwin & Goose Green, Falkland Islands 28 May 1982."

Major Roger Nutbeem - Royal Army Medical Corps. 8th June 1982.
Born in 1942 in Redditch, son of Edith and Frederick Nutbeem. He was killed during an air raid on RFA Sir Galahad.

Captain David A. Wood - 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment.

NAVY

Petty Officer (Engineering) M. J. Adcock - HMS Glamorgan

Lieutenant-Commander R. W. Banfield - HMS Ardent. 21st May 1982. San Carlos Water.

Lieutenant-Commander D. I. Balfour - HMS Sheffield - May 4th 1982

Lieutenant-Commander Gordon W. J. Batt, DSC - 800 squadron, Fleet Air Arm. 23rd May 1982.
Only child of Rose and James Batt, he was born in Yorkshire in 1945. He was awarded the DSC for missions against Argentine positions and shipping. He was killed when his Sea Harrier exploded on take off from HMS Hermes.

Petty Officer (Engineering) David R. Briggs, DSM - HMS Sheffield. 4th May 1982.
Son of Richard and Jean, of Crawley, West Sussex. Husband of Christine. Awarded a posthumous Distinguished Service Medal.

Petty Officer (Engineering) Peter Brouard - HMS Ardent. 21st May 1982. San Carlos Water.

Petty Officer (Aircrew) Kevin S. Casey - 846 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm.

Lieutenant William Alan Curtis - 801 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm.
Memorial at St. Marys Church, West Chinnock, Somerset - "In memory of Lieutenant William Alan Curtis, RN Killed in action in the Falkland Islands on 6th May 1982 aged 35 years. Given by the villagers of West Chinnock."

Sub-Lieutenant Richard C. Emily - HMS Sheffield. 4th May 1982

Lieutenant-Commander John Eyton-Jones - 801 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm. killed 6th May 1982.
Son of John, of Northampton. Husband of Sally.
Aged 39.

Petty Officer (Cook) Robert Fagan - HMS Sheffield. 4th May 1982

Petty Officer (Sonar) Michael Fowler - HMS Coventry

Lieutenant Rodney R. Heath - HMS Coventry

Lieutenant Brian Murphy - HMS Ardent. 21st May 1982. San Carlos Water.
Born in 1952 in Dundee, only son of Mr. & Mr.s James Murphy.

Petty Officer (Weapons) Anthony R. Norman - HMS Sheffield. 4th May 1982

Petty Officer (Radio) Andrew K. Palmer - HMS Ardent. 21st May 1982. San Carlos Water.

Lieutenant-Commander Glen S. Robinson-Moltke - HMS Coventry

Lieutenant-Commander John Murray Sephton, DSC - HMS Ardent. 21st May 1982. San Carlos Water.

Lieutenant Nick Taylor - 800 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm. Shot down and killed during an attack on Goose Green airstrip, 4th May 1982.
Memorial at Aldenham House School Chapel, Elstree -
"In memory of Lieutenant Nicholas Taylor, Royal Navy, Strouts 1963-1967. killed in action in the Falklands Campaign 4th May 1982."

Lieutenant David Hugh Russell Tinker - HMS Glamorgan
Memorial at St. Marys Church, Great Hampden, Bucks - "In honoured memory of our beloved David Hugh Russell Tinker, Lieutenant Royal Navy. Born 14 March 1957. David sang in the choir here throughout his boyhood. He laid down his life serving in HMS Glamorgan in the Falklands Battles 12 June 1982."

Petty Officer (Aircrew) Colin P. Vickers - HMS Glamorgan

Lieutenant-Commander John S. Woodhead - HMS Sheffield. 4th May 1982.

ROYAL MARINES

Lieutenant Kenneth D. Francis - 3 Commando Brigade, Air Squadron.

Lieutenant Richard James Nunn, DFC - 3 Commando Brigade, Air Squadron. His helicopter was shot down while trying to rescue wounded men, 28th May 1982. Awarded a posthumous Distinguished Flying Cross.

ROYAL AIR FORCE

Flight-Lieutenant Garth W. Hawkins - Killed 19th May 1982 when his helicopter crashed, while working with the SAS. Aged 39.

ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY

3rd Engineering Officer Christopher F. Hailwood - RFA Sir Galahad. 8th June 1982.

2nd Engineering Officer Paul Anderson Henry, GM. - RFA Sir Galahad. 8th June 1982.
Awarded a posthumous George Medal.

Radio Officer Ronald Hoole - RFA

3rd Engineering Officer Andrew J. Morris - RFA Sir Galahad

MERCHANT NAVY

Chief Petty Officer (Writer) Edmund Flanagan - SS Atlantic Conveyor. 25th May 1982.

Captain Ian H. North, DSC - SS Atlantic Conveyor. 25th May 1982.
Awarded a posthumous Distinguished Service Cross.
Memorial at St. Georges Church, Doncaster - "This plaque commemorates Captain Ian Harry North DSC who received the following citation on 14 April 1982. SS Atlantic Conveyor was laid up in Liverpool. On 25 April she was deployed to the South Atlantic, converted to operate fixed and rotary wing aircraft and loaded with stores and equipemt for the Falklands Task Force. This astonishing feat was largely due to Captain North's innovation, leadership and inexhaustable energy. SS Atlantic Conveyor joined the Carrier Battle Group on 19th May 1982 and was immediately trwated as a warship in most respects. Almost comparable in manoeuerability, flexibility and response, Captain North and the ship came through with flying colours. When the ship was hit on 25th May, Captain North was a tower of strength during the difficult period of damage assessment leading up to the decision to abandon ship. He left the ship last with enormous diginity and calm and his subsequent death was a blow to all. A brilliant seaman, brave in war, immensely revered and loved, his contribution to the campaign was enormous and epitomised the great spirit of the Merchant Service."


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