A Royal Reunion

  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 Duchess has remained patron of HMS Ardent and the HMS Ardent Association since she… Read More »

HMS Ardent 2012

Recently a Royal Navy Survey Unit visiting the Falklands deployed a team of RN diver who placed a new White Ensign on the wreck of HMS Ardent in Falklands 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… Read More »

Royal Navy unveils new £2.5m sea survival centre named ‘Ardent’

Video, Words and Pictures by Richie Gough 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… Read More »