Dedicated to the memory of:

Lieutenant Commander

Richard William Banfield

HMS Ardent

Richard, from Liskeard in Cornwall was born on 14th January 1952.

He died when HMS Ardent was bombed and sunk in Falkland Sound on 21st May 1982.

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Family and friends are encouraged to contribute.

We will add information to this memorial as we receive it.

If you have a photo, an anecdote, or simply to say you remember him, we will be very pleased to hear from you, so please contact the sama office at 


In 2022, as part of the 40th Anniversary commemorations, geographical features were identified and named after the fallen of 1982.   BANFIELD ISLAND is a small tussac island at the entrance to Brown Harbour in Port Philomel, West Falkland.

It is in position
51° 47′ 47.59″ S, 060° 19′ 54.82″ W