Dedicated to the memory of:


Robert Allan Burns

22nd Special Air Service Regiment

Robert, born 31st July 1959, served with the Royal Signals prior to joining the Special Air Service.

He died on 19th May 1982 when the Sea King helicopter transporting him crashed into the sea.

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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 SAMA82 office at 


In 2022, as part of the 40th Anniversary commemorations, geographical features were identified and named after the fallen of 1982.   BURNS LAGOON is a tidal lagoon between Muddy Creek and Kings Creek, at the northwest end of Port Salvador, East Falkland.

It is in position
51° 25′ 05.86″ S, 058° 32′ 46.88″ W