Dedicated to the memory of:

Acting Leading Marine Engineering Mechanic (Electrical)

Garry Whitford

HMS Ardent

Garry, from Blackburn, Lancashire, was born on 2nd February 1959.

He died on 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.   MOUNT WHITFORD is the summit of  a hill with a 550 foot elevation, at the north entrance to Hoste Inlet, in Port Stephens West Falkland.

It is in position
52° 07′ 03.86″ S, 060° 44′ 47.28″ W