The Royal Navy Type 21 Association will be represented both nationally and internationally on Remembrance Sunday with the laying of poppy wreaths bearing the Type 21 Association Crest in Remembrance of all those that lost their lives whilst serving on Type 21 ships, and all those that lost their lives in the service of their country in war and peace.
Falklands-based sailors tidied up the monument to crews of Type 21 frigates ahead of next year’s 40th anniversary of the conflict. A team of seven personnel who support the United Kingdom operations in the South Atlantic climbed Campito Hill which dominates nearby San Carlos Water – scene of several days of a bitter battle between the liberating fleet and Argentine aircraft in May 1982.
On a grey midsummer day in the Southern Hemisphere, the crew of HMS Scott pause for reflection over one of the Navy’s most hallowed sites. Ten meters below this spot, sitting upright, almost snapped in two, is the shattered hull of frigate HMS Antelope, torn apart by a series of explosions after bomb disposal experts triggered an unexploded device, in turn detonating the ship’s magazine.
Images showing the wrecks of three Royal Navy ships sunk in the Falklands War and which are the final resting places for 42 British servicemen. The remains of HMS Coventry, HMS Antelope and her sister ship HMS Ardent have been captured using sonar images taken by the survey vessel HMS Enterprise.
A small party from Atlantic patrol tasking (South) HMS Portland have made a pilgrimage to First Mountain as part of a week of commemorations in the Falkland Islands to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the 1982 conflict.
The Royal Navy Type 21 Association raised funds in support of activities to remember those that have lost their lives in war and peace whilst serving in the Armed Forces. The funds were raised at a successful reunion recently held in Devonport where the eight Type 21 ships were based.