Dedicated to the memory of:

Acting Chief Weapons Engineering Artificer

John David Law Caddy

HMS Coventry

John, from Eastleigh in Hampshire, was born 19th June 1947.

He died on 25th May 1982 when HMS Coventry was bombed and sunk while operating off the northern coast of West Falkland.

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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.   CADDY ROCK is a prominent unvegetated rock in the passage between Rabbit Island (in King George Bay) and mainland West Falkland.

It is in position
51° 32′ 43.13″ S, 060° 29′ 28.17″ W