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Hope y'all had a lovely Christmas and that the New Year is peaceful and prosperous!!!
Paddy and Ali
PS , no Joss...the fact is that Regulators just can't spell!!!
Ooops! Sorry about the spelling! It' me phat phingers!
Greetings one and all.
wishuing you all the very best for Christmas and the New Year.
Hoping to meet everyone in May
|allan (jan) joyce|
Merry Christmas and a good New Year to all Ardents and there families old and new, hope you all have a good one. Best Wishes Jan and Gill
@ Kelly Conway - really sorry to hear about the passing of your father JC. I served with him when he joined the Penelope as the Communications Yeoman and we had a few laughs together.
The years have gone by but the Ardent boys are never forgotten, God bless them all x
Catherine Waters (was Watson)
|Kathryn Jones (nee Carter)|
Thinking of you all tonight xxx
remembering your brave fallen sailors ,I followed your gallent efforts in your war ,,,vietnam 1966-67
Thinking of you all on this of all days.
Remembering you all tonight.
As a Crew member of HMS Argonaut and on the ships flight, we travelled may miles together to the Islands. I will never forget Ardent and its crew - Thinking of you all today and those still on patrol.
In memory of Lt Cdr John Sephton DSC and all his fellow servicemen who served on HMS Ardent. He is not forgotten.
From his cousins.
21st May 2012.
Thinking of MEM(L) Steve Ford a friend of mine at HMS Sultan, he is not forgotten and remembered today. Craig Phillips HMS Coventry D118
As ever . . . . . I will raise a glass to the lads who didn't come home. Phil Udy LRO(G) HMS Ardent 1982.
30 years ago today...
Gone, but not forgotten.
God Bless to all the lads - Lest We Forget.
Stephen White.(knocker to his shipmates)
Stets to his civvy mates.
30 years RIP,
Remembered and Missed.
Where 30 years gone, Remembering my cousin Gilbert Williams, taken to soon. Will be thinking of you all when we lay a wreath on monday.
Heres to a memorable 30th anniversary re-union for you all. We are honoured to have been chosen by your committee to help out and we do hope that we have given you all something to cherish.
Cela Va Sans Dire - it goes without saying
THE FOREVER-JACK TEAM
I was a civilian crew member aboard Canberra during the Falklands war and owe my life to the brave crew of Ardent. Thank you.
Hotel all booked for May see you all there.
Just saw the local news paper in portsmouth that named a sea survival training centre in Horsea Island. Sorry but I missed this notice. I would have attended if I knew as I just live up the road.
Whats my password
Well remembered even after 30 years: Peter Brouard; Mac McAulay; Brian Murphy; John Sephton. Young men with young families.
Sorry folks should have been "see you in May" had a senior moment...
Wishing you all a very merry christmas and a happy new year, hope to see you in June.
Hi there. I wonder if anyone could help me with details / memories / places for further research regarding my Dad. Robert Lindsay - Bob / Jock. He served between 1963 and 1981 and I have been told that at some point during his naval career he served on Ardent. Others included Coventry and Ark royal. To jog any memories - Dad has a son, Robert, to Margaret whilst in the navy. I came along after he left. Any information whatsoever would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|Bob Mullen(Ex - Sheffield)|
Just thought you would like to know about this. any case you missed it lads.
If there are any EW rates on here, we have an EW page on facebook, please feel free to have a look and join us on https://www.facebook.com/groups/RNEWRates?ap=1
we are looking for anyone that was serving at HMS Rooke / Gibraltar Comcen between the years 1977 - 1979 hopefully to join our annual reunions, contact me for details
Thinkong of you all today . Wish I could be there but due to overwhelming circumstances it is not possible . Will be with you in spirit and next year for definite xxx
Thinking of you all today.
Johno, where are you living in NZ? Good to know your ok.
Hi to all the lads
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and peaceful New Year. See you in May 2011.
Jan and Gill Joyce
Wishing you all a very merry Chrimbo!
Only 19 more shifts until I'm a real wrinkly.
ALCK Michael Foote .... I will ALWAYS remember you, my friend. It's been a LONG time since those Leigh Park days in the Swallow.. I'll raise a glass to you, and Dot, later today.
Message for Frank Gilmour.
Really sorry to hear about Sue mate, she was a wonderfull woman.
I hope your bearing up under the strain?
Love and best wishes
Mick, Gaye & Kim
Sorry to bring up the past but would any body know the name Darren Williams who was on the Ardent in the Falklands?
FEG - would anyone know if these initials or nickname means anything in relation to the Ardent in 1982?
Well I join the great wide world on Nov 06th no more ironing uniforms. Looking forward to next years re-union
ritchie, just viewed the slideshows mate..BZ..so well done and very moving. speak soon take care fm the fozzies
Just received the photos from the reunion weekend ... many thanks to you all they are beautiful .. even manage to make me look good ... lol xxx
one ex cov thinking of you all tonight
Remembering those who did not come home.
28 yrs where has all the time gone thinking of all lost shipmates today.
Ex POMEM, last ship Avenger, stood by at Yarrows along with Ardent and Alacrity. My opposite number at that time was Tony Haslam. Sadly Tony crossed the bar on 17 Jan 1999. Am still in contact with Pat Dawley
Derek Armstrong would have been 50 today. Love and miss him loads.
A merry Xmas & a drunken new year to everybody.
She has not been forgotten by everybody. Sailed in HMCS Skeena in company with her before the Falklands incident.
Devastating news about Cliff one of those you expect to go on for ever. Not met up for years but my sincere condolences to his family and friends
Just got the message about Cliff. My sympaphy to his family, another one less at the bar next year.
Tot taken. Pussers not available. Our guys remembered especially but losses all around remembered. Yours aye. Abe.
Why do you call ardent the forgotten frigate ? I along with many aboard Canberra both merchant and military will never forget ardent or her crew. As our escort you gave every one on board peace of mind on the voyage south and while we were at anchor at san carlos. Your fight may have been short only because you had very little defence from the air assault coming from inshore. I am sure it would have been a different story had you been in another area but then you would not have been on station to defend us. I was one of those who had the honour of bringing your crew on board and looking after them as best we could. I still have the anti flash head gear given to me by one of the crew. There is no way I for one will ever forget Ardent or her Crew.
I wish you all the best and hope you all have a good day in plymouth tomorrow 21st.
Yours sincerely Mike Fraher
Hard to believe that it was 27 years ago today.
May the memory of those that did not come home, live on.
Hi all just to say that due to family committments we are unable to be with you in body this year, but as ever we will be with you in spirit . love to you all
great site , Steve Hayes was a mate of mine and is always in my thoughts have a good reunion and all the best to old shipmates..barny campbell
Lovely website. enjoyed reading Nigel Wood's story of events. I served with Nigel onboard HMS Somerset and remember raising a glass to the crew of HMS Ardent a number of times with you on runs ashore. God bless them all. We will remember
Merry Xmas lads. Will raise my glass to you all and our NEVER forgotten Lady bless her and all who sailed with her.
Wishing all Ardents and their families a good christmas and new year. (Still can not get into Forum and Chat).
Jan and Gill Joyce
couldnt send an email through the "contact us" link, prob my settings.
my email addy is email@example.com
Darren please send me your email address and I will pass it on to Mark - he is a member of the Association. He can then contact you so you can talk to him personally.
Joe, please reply to this message and leave your email address or contact me thru the "contact us" link. I give you some info on 2 of those sought.
Pete Brierley secretary HMS Ardent Association
Anyone know what happened to AB(M) Bagsy Scouse Baker; AB(R)'s Trev Hawkes & Ross Saxty?
HMS Sheffield 1982
Hi, my name is zeke, i'm a fellow from argentine. my dad foght in malvinas's war, he was a chief master in the islas de los estados. i'd like to meet veterans of falkland's war so we can chat.
Just wanted to leave a note. I was very emotional reading viewing your site. I went aboard the Ardent prior to her going to the Falklands. As a navy kid and as one of my dads close friends JC Evans was a crewmate I was lucky to share my time with the familys on this day.
As a young 14 year old I got chatting to a young steward called Shaun who was allowed into the PO's mess with us as I think he was keeping me company and keeping me out of trouble while the adults drank. We chatted about football and music and I managed to pursuade them to let me play his Human League tape in there which was much better than the rubbish they were playing :)
Hearing the news that the Ardent had been hit was terrible, waiting for news that JC was safe was a nightmare but luckily the news was good. Reading the news though I realised Shaun had not been so lucky and had died a hero trying to save a crewmate on the flight deck. Although I was very young I never forgot this lovely sheffield lad who saved me from the boredom of the oldies on that day and my thought still go out to his family on their loss and regret that although he had taken my address I was never to be given the chance to get to know him better. I was there in Southampton to watch the heroes come home and among all of the families being reunited I was saddened that Shaun's family did not get the chance to welcome him home. He was so young and if in a small way by posting this little message pays him some respect and thanks as to all of his fallen crewmates.
JC did survive but would relive the moments of that day right up to his death from cancer a considerable time later. As for me, I was lucky enough to still have my mateloe Dad come home after the conflict and at 41 myself I am happy to say I still do but I do so feel for all of the children that did not.
A great site.. noone will ever be forgotton!!
Derek Armstrong one of the heros who died on board HMS Ardent 'through fire and water'
I am attending the National Memorial Arboretum on 1 June 2008 (with family associated with the Royal Marines).
I shall ensure I place a memorial to our fallen shipmates.
My thoughts are with you all next week.
Hello ... I am from argentina, seeking contact people who participated in the Falklands war to talk about it.
My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Steve (boris) Overall|
Trying to contact ex AB(M) budgie burgess he was in 4.5 mag when you were hit then served with me in Nottingham 1984 please contact through Coventry site would be good to hear from you again
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