Dedicated to the memory of:

Able Seaman (Electronic Warfare)

Adrian Derek Sunderland

HMS Coventry

Adrian, from Sherborne in Dorset was born on 20th April 1963.

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

Information courtesy of


Martin Insull Ex LS(EW)

”Ade, thanks for the chats, you’d done it and you helped me to get through it, we didn’t know each other long, but it all sticks in my memory.”

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.   SUNDERLAND ISLET is a small tussac island west of Middle Island, in Choiseul Sound, East Falkland.

It is in position
51° 57′ 19.35″ S, 058° 30′ 13.76″ W