Dedicated to the memory of:


Richard John Selwyn Dunkerley

HMS Ardent

Richard, from Windsor in Berkshire, was born on 7th August 1959.  

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

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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.  DUNKERLEY BAY can be found on the east coast of Motley Island in Lively Sound, East Falkland.

It is in position
52° 07′ 50.05″ S, 058° 36′ 45.95″ W