Ardent. They had all the bits in place but monitoring the emails from HMS Drake and other organisations it seems that HMS Drake will probably not open to visitors for some time to come as they are part of the RN’s Covid Isolati A team in Plymouth organise the annual reunion and are a key part of this planning. Reunion — HMS Ardent Association 2021 Reunion The team will be planning the 39th reunion as usual and hopefully it will go ahead but there remain many unknowns ahead including access to HMS Drake and future government restrictions for COVID-19 controls as the vaccine will still be in deployment well into summer 2021. HMS Ardent. Membership is open to all ex-crew of HMS Ardent and families of … HMS Ardent Association; Smith, Gordon: Battle Atlas of the Falklands War 1982 by Land, Sea and Air. The virtual 38th Service of Remembrance for the HMS Ardent Association to remember our fallen 22 shipmates who lost their lives in the service of our country on 21 May 1982. Eight ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Ardent, whilst another two were planned: HMS Ardent (1764) was a 64-gun third rate launched in 1764. The Remembrance Day Dispersal on Whitehall will this […] Remembrance 2019 by Derek Ross. The explosions and sinking of HMS Antelope provided some of the most iconic images of the war. The HMS Ardent AssociationAll text, photographs and videos are copyright 1982-2021. The Plymouth reunion team have worked hard to make a reunion possible this year. John Henry Brain. She was sold in 1784. The Association/ Membership/ Donations; The Committee; Association Memorial Events 2020; Latest Newsletter; The Ships; Casualty List; The Survivors; Crew Photo Galleries; RAF group photos ; German photos of the battle; Association Memorial Plaques; War Memorials & Cemeteries; Places of Interest; Cenotaph Parade London; Plymouth Memorial Weekend; Malta Memorial Event; Norway 70th/ 75th … Media production and Press liaison is provided by Richie Gough who also looks after this website. Abril, 1984. Privacy NoticeBy submitting this form to us you are agreeing for your Personal Data to be held by The HMS Ardent Association to process and respond to your questions. Built by Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland and launched by the HRN the Duchess of Gloucester, GCVO on the 9 May 1975. Ardent was lost in action on the 21 May 1982 during the Falklands War. Our FoundersThe HMS Ardent Association would not exist without the vision and driving force of its founders, Lenny Yeatman and Tony Ray. News from around the UK of Remembrance Day tributes to HMS Ardent crew killed in action. The Duchess of Gloucester joined over 250 members of the HMS Ardent Association for a service of remembrance to mark the 30th anniversary of the sinking of HMS Ardent and the loss of 22 of the crew in the 1982 Falklands War. The Bollington and Macclesfield Sea Cadets, T.S. Feel free to contact us with any questions or membership details. The Association has been active for over 35 years having been set up by Fred Wood, Tom Bartlett, Pat Doubleday and Fred Vesty all crew members of the Dido class cruiser. Edward Bushell. On 9 May 1982 while 700 miles south west of Ascension, Ardent closed to within 200 yards of the starboard side of the troopship Canberra and provided a gun power demonstration to the troops sailing south. Meeting Minutes; Memorial Appeal; Welfare Section & Help. HMS Ardent (F184) Association Current Committee MembersThe Association Secretary and Treasurer is Peter Brierley. The HMS Ardent association was set up immediately after the 1982 Falklands Conflict in a hope to foster and promote the name HMS Ardent and provide a focal point to remember our fallen crew mates. Completed in 1914 she saw active service in the First World War, and was sunk at the Battle of Jutland in 1916. New ARDENT Building for BAE Systems The Association is excited to announce that after an extensive refurbishment period, lasting from June 2020 to January 2021, to support the new Type 26 Frigate build programme, the current ‘Dauntless’ building will be renamed ARDENT after the Type 21 frigate. Welcome to the H.M.S. Use the contact form at the end of this page to find out more. Thomas Frederick Ahearn. Hope of bringing “Awesome Amazon” home to the Clyde. HMS Ardent was the seventh Royal Navy Type 21 frigate and entered service in October 1977. Legacy news items pre 2021 can be read here. Our President is Admiral the Lord West of Spithead who was First Sea Lord and Commander in Chief of the Royal Navy from 2002 until 2006 and the Commanding officer of HMS Ardent in the 1982 Falklands War. Gallery — HMS Ardent Association This is our story Produced in 2017 this slide show video takes a look at the HMS Ardent Association after 35 years of being together since that fateful day in 1982 when our association was born with a single focus on remembering our 22 fallen shipmates and keeping the ARDENT name alive. Ed. Ronald Bolton . Reunion 2019; 2018 Reunion; Facebook Group; Membership. The vessel, which was launched in 1975 was attacked by at least three waves of aircraft. James Thomas Balding. Social distancing means we can not be together in person this year to remember them but that does not stop us in the virtual world. John Francis Briggs. Membership is open to all ex-crew of HMS Ardent and families of the fallen. The HMS Ardent Anchor Memorial at the NMA – 21 May 2015. Published by Lulu.com, 2006. Our FoundersThe HMS Ardent Association would not exist without the vision and driving force of its founders, Lenny Yeatman and Tony Ray. ISBN 950-10-0116-4 (Spanish) UK MOD Board of Inquiry Report Into The Loss Of HMS Ardent We can reunite you with your friends who served at HMS Ardent and we have a wealth of information on different units, bases and ships in the site. NB: The owner of this group reserve the right to remove posts or members that do not support the spirit of the Association The association was formed in 1982 after the loss of the frigate Ardent in the Falklands on the 21 May 1982 in which 22 shipmates were lost as a result of Argentine action. Two of the ships – HMS Ardent and HMS Antelope – were lost during the conflict with many lives lost. Jeff Waller CK Served from 1979 - 1988 Served in HMS Ardent. Membership is open to all ex-crew of HMS Ardent and families of the fallen. George Edward Butcher. Shipmate Dickie Henderson, and his work colleague Kevin Maxted recently carried out much need repairs to the HMS Ardent Association Anchor memorial at the National Arboretum. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester led the dedication ceremony for the HMS Ardent Association Anchor Memorial located in the grounds of the National Memorial Arboretum on the 21 May 2015, the 33rd anniversary of the sinking of HMS Ardent in Falkland Sound. HMS Ardent (Motto: Through fire and water) was a Royal Navy Type 21 frigate. Media production and Press liaison is provided by Richie Gough who also looks after this website. En route, she escorted task force ships that had left late, on their way to Ascension Island, arriving on 3 May and sailing on the morning of the 7 May. The three Ardent-class torpedo boat destroyers ("Thornycroft 27-knot (50 km/h) ") were ordered by the British Admiralty on 12 October 1893 and served with the Royal Navy.Built by Thornycroft for a contract price of £110,520 for all three vessels, they displaced 301 tons fully laden, and were 201 feet 8 inches (61.47 m) long overall.. Reginald George Brookes. Below are just some of our members who have served at HMS Ardent. ISBN 1-84753-950-5; Villarino, Horacio: Exocet. Ardent at an annual reunion in Plymouth in HMS Drake. The HMS Ardent AssociationAll text, photographs and videos are copyright 1982-2021. HMS Ardent was one of eight A-class destroyers built for the Royal Navy (RN) in the 1920s. Their President is also Admiral the Lord West of Spithead and they are picture here with our Patron, HRH Duchess of Gloucester, GCVO, as she inspects sea cadets from T.S. Surgeon Probationer John E. MacIntyre. The HMS Ardent association was set up immediately after the 1982 Falklands Conflict in a hope to foster and promote the name HMS Ardent and provide a focal point to remember our fallen crew mates. Peter Saward CRS Served from 1966 - 1988 Served in HMS Ardent. The HMS Ardent Archive — HMS Ardent Association HMS Ardent was launched by HRH The Duchess of Gloucester GCVO on the 9th May 1975. BAE Systems are provisionally supporting a project as is the developer of Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow to bring a Type 21 home from Pakistan and make it part of the maritime attractions at a Govan Docks in the Clyde. Membership is open to all ex-crew of HMS Ardent and families of … HMS Ardent was a 64-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy.She was built by contract by Hugh Blaydes at Hull according to a design by Sir Thomas Slade, and launched on 13 August 1764 as the first ship of the Ardent-class.She had a somewhat turbulent career, being captured by the French in the action of 17 August 1779, and then re-captured by Britain in 1782. Bollington and Macclesfield Sea Cadets, T.S. Type 21 Club Cenotaph Parade 2020 – Update. The HMS Ardent association was set up immediately after the 1982 Falklands Conflict in a hope to foster and promote the name HMS Ardent and provide a focal point to remember our fallen crew mates. On 12 October 1893, the British Admiralty placed an order for three torpedo boat destroyers (Ardent, Boxer and Bruizer) with the shipbuilder Thornycroft under the 1893–1894 shipbuilding programme for the Royal Navy as a follow-on to the two prototype destroyers (Daring and Decoy) ordered from Thornycroft under the 1892–1893 programme. George Edward Beardwood. Richard Danby Barrow. Current Committee MembersThe Association Secretary and Treasurer is Peter Brierley. William Henry Bradney. Alan Ewart is an ex-matelot who is now a commercial photographer and is looking for 40 volunteers from those who served during the Falklands Conflict to create a photographic body of work that features Falkland veterans in time for the 40th anniversary in 2022. A team in Plymouth organise the annual reunion and are a key part of this planning. Hope of bringing “Awesome Amazon” home to the Clyde. John Frederick Barker DSC. HMS Ardent Association Falklands 1982 - Our Story Born out of the of the 1982 Falklands War, the HMS Ardent association was set up immediately after the conflict in a hope to foster and promote the name HMS Ardent and provide a focal point to remember our fallen shipmates. Over the years the old guard has crossed … Latest News . Navigation. Casualty roll HMS Ardent 31st May 1916, Battle of Jutland, Officers and Men Lieutenant Charles E. F. Egan. Thank you, please allow up to 7 days for a response. Bertram Leonard Bailey. John … Shipmate Stephen Earp, with his 2 daughters, carried out a private floral tribute to our shipmates in the Rose Garden on Plymouth Hoe. Edgar Charles Bloye. Edward Blount. Born out of the of the 1982 Falklands War, the HMS Ardent association was set up immediately after the conflict in a hope to foster and promote the name HMS Ardent and provide a focal point to remember our fallen shipmates. Ardent, have been part of the HMS Ardent Association since they also formed in 1982. Emlyn Owen Bevan. The Duchess has remained patron of HMS Ardent and the HMS Arde Argonaut Association website. If you do not agree to this then do not submit the form. The Association is excited to announce that after an extensive refurbishment period, lasting from June 2020 to January 2021, to support the new Type 26 Frigate build programme, the current ‘Dauntless’ building will be renamed ARDENT after the Type 21 frigate. Our Patron is HRH The Duchess of Gloucester GCVO pictured here meeting HMS Ardent Association veterans and families of the fallen at the 35th service of remembrance and reunion – 27 May 2017. HMS Ardent was engaged in shelling an Argentine-held runway from Falkland Sound on May 21, 1982. ON 21ST MAY 1982 HMS ARDENT WAS LOST IN ACTION/ DEFENDING THE LANDINGS TO RETAKE THE FALKLAND ISLANDS./ THE HMS ARDENT ASSOCIATION WAS FORMED BY THE SURVIVORS./ THE ANCHOR WAS RECOVERED SEVERAL YEARS LATER/ AND OFFERED TO THE ASSOCIATION AS A PERMANENT MEMORIAL/ TO THOSE SHIPMATES WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC./ On 19 April 1982 Ardent sailed from HMNB Devonport near Plymouth for the Falkland Islands. Sidney William James Arbrey. HMS Ardent Association has 359 members. HMS Amazon (F169) HMS Antelope (F170) HMS Active (F171) HMS Ambuscade (F172) HMS Arrow (F173) HMS Alacrity (F174) HMS Ardent (F184) HMS Avenger (F185) News; 2020 Reunion. Built by Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland She was completed with Exocet launchers in ‘B’ position. HMS Ardent: Royal Navy ship's final moments in 1982 Admiral Lord West was the last man off the Type 21 frigate when it was attacked by Argentine warplanes while supporting Operation Sutton. A warship is nothing without its crew and the ARDENT was no different, this random collection of photographs, from many contributors, provide a behind the scenes view of life onboard ARDENT before the Falklands War. Legacy news items pre 2021 can be read here. Design and description. Membership is open to all ex-crew of HMS Ardent and families of … Committee. He told Daily Star Online he had to be “dragged off the bow” by his crew as HMS Ardent foundered off the Falklands on May 22, 1982. Dedicated to perpetuate the proud memory of the men serving in HM Ships Glorious, Ardent & Acasta who lost their lives in the Norwegian Sea on 8th June 1940 and those who survived . HMS Ardent was one of 20 Acasta-class destroyers built for the Royal Navy in the 1910s. She was captured by the French in 1779 but was recaptured in 1782 and renamed HMS Tiger. The ship spent most of the 1930s assigned to the Mediterranean Fleet. 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