Dedicated to the memory of:


Michael Vincent McHugh

22nd Special Air Service Regiment

Michael, from Stockport, Manchester was born on 3rd February 1960. He served with the Royal Signals prior to joining the Special Air Service.

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

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I just want to add my sincere sentiments to Mick and his family and extended military family.

I worked with Mick briefly whilst he was aboard my ship HMS Hermes. He always had a smile and always encouraging. I was devastated when we found out the Helo ditched resulting in the catastrophic loss. I’ve always wanted to try and trace any of his relatives so that I could share a story or two with them  regarding our brief friendship.

RIP Mick

Steven Regolo

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 sama office at 

In 2022, as part of the 40th Anniversary commemorations, geographical features were identified and named after the fallen of 1982.   McHUGH POINT is the westernmost point of Sedge Island.

It is in position
51° 09′ 05.57″ S, 060° 26′ 41.30″ W