HMS Ardent Remembrance Poppy Pin (ARDENT)
Wear this HMS Ardent Remembrance Poppy Pin with pride at any time of the year not just Remembrance Week.
Made with High quality metals and enamels.
Rear rubber butterfly pin fastener.
Size: 38 x 34 mm
Free UK Postage & Packaging
International postage will be added at checkout using Royal Mails current International Large Letter Tariffs
HMS Ardent was a Royal Navy Type 21 frigate. Built by Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland. She was completed with Exocet launchers in 'B' position. Ardent took part in the Falklands War, where she was sunk by Argentine aircraft in the Falkland Sound on 21 May 1982.
On 19 April 1982 Ardent sailed from HMNB Devonport near Plymouth for the Falkland Islands. On route, she escorted task force ships that had left late, on their way to Ascension Island, arriving on 3 May and sailing on the morning of the 7 May. On 9 May 1982 while 700 miles south west of Ascension, Ardent closed to within 200 yards of the starboard side of the troopship Canberra and provided a gun power demonstration to the troops sailing south.
On 21 May 1982, whilst lying in Falkland Sound and supporting Operation Sutton by bombarding the Argentine airstrip at Goose Green, Ardent was attacked by at least three waves of Argentine aircraft. The air strikes caused Ardent to sink the next day.
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