Dedicated to the memory of:

Marine Engineering Mechanic (Mechanical) 2

Alistair Roy Leighton

HMS Ardent

Alistair, from Margate in Kent, was born on the 14th January 1963.

He died 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.   LEIGHTON POND is a large pond 10km east of the Fox Bay Road on West Falkland.

It is in position
51° 43′ 20.36″ S, 059° 50′ 30.95″ W