This page is dedicated to the memory of:

Leading Physical Training Instructor

Gary Thomas Nelson

HMS Ardent

The photos are of the war memorial at St Stephens Church, Saltash, Cornwall, where his name appears.
I served aboard HMS Amazon with “Ginge”, as I knew him, in 1978/79.  I will never forget seeing his name among the list of casualties for Ardent when they were published throughout the fleet – I was serving aboard HMS Brilliant during the conflict – and my thoughts are never far from all of those who never made it home.

Chris Latham

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