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Tony Langridge – Falklands Weapons Crew

The funeral of Falklands shipmate, LS(M) Tony Langridge, who passed away on the 30 October 2018 has taken place. Our condolences to his family and friends. Tony was a key member of the ARDENT weapons crew and was an important contributor to the temporary emergency weapon systems that were provided on the upper deck to help support anti-aircraft… Read More »

11 November 2018 – Ardent Wreaths

Wreaths will be laid in Plymouth and Portsmouth on Sunday 11 November 2018 as follows: Plymouth: 10:30 at the Hoe Memorial Garden. Portsmouth: 11:00 at the Sallyport memorial. Kay and Jim Watts and Penny and Geoff Bye hope other Portsmouth Ardents will be able to join them. Lunch will be booked for afterwards – venue details to follow.… 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 »