Dedicated to the memory of:

Acting Weapons Engineering Artificer 1

David Anthony Strickland

HMS Coventry

David Anthony Strickland

David, from Harrow in Greater London was born on 14th September 1952.

He died aboard HMS Coventry was bombed and sunk while operating off the northern coast of West Falkland, on 25th May 1982.


David, with his bride Cindy, on their Wedding Day in 1981


“I knew David when I was little, we used to play hide n seek at our Nanny’s house in Longton. Unfortunately our nanny passed away and when David passed away we gave him a memorial at St. Andrews Church in Longton with most of our Strickland family eg; grandparents, uncles, cousin etc.

Me and David was close, he was a few years older than me, so to also commemorate David, I’ve managed to get my son Jack Strickland Heise to join the Royal Navy and he succeeded.

Hopefully one day we’ll manage to find his wife Cindy and find more information about him.”

Sharon Heise 


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.   STRICKLAND POINT is located at the westernmost tip of Pebble Islet. 

It is in position
51° 14′ 21.55″ S, 059° 54′ 00.82″ W