Dedicated to the memory of:


William John Hughes

22nd Special Air Service Regiment

William, was born on the 23rd August 1947.  He served with the Welsh Guards prior to joining the Special Air Service.

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

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In 2022, as part of the 40th Anniversary commemorations, geographical features were identified and named after the fallen of 1982.   HUGHES POND is situated near the San Carlos River, East Falkland.

It is in position
51° 30′ 02.73″ S, 058° 44′ 42.12″ W