Dedicated to the memory of:

Sapper

Pradeep Kumar Gandhi

59 Independent Commando Squadron Royal Engineers

Sapper Pradeep Gandhi, born 24th February 1958, served with 59 Independent Commando Squadron Royal Engineers as Squadron Photographer and Projectionist.

A colleague recalled that when sailing south Sapper Gandhi was always in possession of a Rubik’s Cube, endeavouring to crack it!

“His talents as the Squadron projectionist became more important than stripping down an SLR!  Between April 6th –  May 21st is a long time on a ship and we never had video or DVD’s, so our entertainment was watching a film or cartoon or anything that was available on the various reel of films that passed between the ships. Goosey became the most popular guy in the Squadron as he mastered the projector and the song that the guys made about him”. 

Sapper Gandhi was fatally wounded during an Argentine air assault on San Carlos on 27th May 1982.  He was temporarily interred on the outskirts of San Carlos Settlement by his Troop.  Children from the settlement would honour him by gathering wild flowers from the surrounding hillside and placing  them in jam jars by his graveside. 

Later he was repatriated back to England.

Picture and information courtesy of Mr John Maher

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Family and friends are encouraged to contribute.

Squadron 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 sama@sama82.org.uk

In 2022, as part of the 40th Anniversary commemorations, geographical features were identified and named after the fallen of 1982.   GANDHI COVE can be found on the West Falkland shore of Falkland Sound, south of Port Howard.

It is in position
51° 41′ 45.80″ S, 059° 35′ 03.73″ W