Member News

It is with deep regret and sadness that we have to inform you of the passing of two of our members. Lin Coates (wife of Steve/Ralph/Sinus Coates) passed away on Friday 5th October. Her funeral will take place at Gravesend Crematorium at 1000 on Friday 2nd November 2018. Ralph has requested that anyone attending wears a suit with… Read More »

We Will Remember Them – 21 May 2018

On a beautiful warm and sunny evening on Plymouth Hoe members of the HMS Ardent Association gathered on the 36 anniversary of the sinking of HMS Ardent, and the loss of 22 shipmates lives, to remember them and the events of the 21 May 1982 in Falkland Sound. The Hoe Memorial saw a large group in attendance. Kev… Read More »

Falklands war hero, Rick Jolly, has died aged 71

Surgeon-Captain Richard (Rick) Jolly OBE, who  saved the lives of British and Argentine forces during the 1982 Falklands conflict has sadly passed away at his home. To the crew of HMS Ardent Rick Jolly was the man who rescued Able Seaman John Dillon and Chief Petty Officer Ken Enticknap from the sea as they escaped the stern of a… Read More »