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HMS Ardent 2012
Recently a Royal Navy Survey Unit working in the Falklands deplored a team of RN diver who placed a new White Ensign on the wreck of HMS Ardent in Falklans Sound. The diving conditions were not very good but the team were able to capture this image of the wreck of HMS Ardent using multi-beam echo sounders. The unit also held a ‘very moving service of remembrance over the ARDENT, which was attended by the whole ship’s company’.
Royal Navy unveils new £2.5m sea survival centre named 'Ardent'
The Royal navy has unveiled a new £2.5m sea survival training centre to teach sailors and Royal Marines how to abandon ships safely. The centre on Horsea Island in Portsmouth was officially named ‘Ardent’ in memory of the 22 lost shipmates from HMS Ardent and replaces a run-down building used since 1982.
The name ‘Ardent’ was chosen to reflect the professionalism of the crew of HMS Ardent in the safe and successful abandonment of the ship on the 21 May 1982, something the team at the Sea Survival Centre are keen to instil into all personal trained at the facility.
Ardlines Febuary 2012 - May Reunion Details
The February 2012 edition is now out containing all the details for the 5 May 2012 run-on in Plymouth. Ardlines 39 and the reunion booking forms can be downloaded now from the members area - normal members password required.
Members are encouraged to book early if they are attending the reunion this year to assist with the event planning. To assist financially this year we are accepting post-dated cheques so payment is not taken until after the reunion.