Falklands War Memorial

Falklands War Memorial

Dedicated to the memory of the men of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary who lost their lives in action in the South Atlantic in 1982 in defence of the freedom of the Falkland Islands and dependencies.

(Also see WW1 Memorial and WW2 Memorial)

Laundryman Chi Shing CHAN
Rank:
Laundryman
Service: Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Ship: SS Atlantic Conveyor
Date of death: 25th May 1982
Age at death:
Buried:
At sea

They have no known grave but the sea and are remembered with pride on the Falkland’s Memorial at Tower Hill, London and on the Memorial at Bluff Cove, East Falkland.

3rd Engineer Officer Christopher Francis HAILWOOD
Rank:
3rd Engineer Officer
Service: Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Ship: RFA Sir Galahad
Date of death: 8th June 1982
Age at death: 26
Buried:

Lived in Farnborough.

Mentioned on the Crewe War Memorial.

2nd Engineer Officer Paul Anderson HENRY G.M.
Rank:
2nd Engineer Officer
Service: Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Ship: RFA Sir Galahad
Date of death: 8th June 1982
Age at death: 34
Buried:

Lived in Berwick-Upon-Tweed.

On the 11th October 1982, Second Engineer Officer Paul Anderson Henry’s family were presented with a Posthumous George Medal in recognition of his bravery.

Here is the GM citation from the London Gazette

Second Engineer Officer Paul Anderson HENRY, Royal Fleet Auxiliary

On 8th June 1982, after RFA SIR GALAHAD had been bombed by Argentine aircraft during troop disembarkation in Fitzroy Creek, the Engine Room compartments quickly filled with thick black smoke. Second Engineer Officer Henry and Third Engineer Officer Hailwood were present in the Main Control Room.

A Junior Engineer Officer was at the after end of the Engine Room and had to fight his way back through the thick smoke to the Main Control Room area,

Second Engineer Officer Henry then told the Junior Engineer Officer to take the breathing apparatus and set and get out of the Engine Room when they would follow. By this unselfish and courageous act, he saved the Junior Officer’s life, at the same time sacrificing his own.

The Junior Officer managed to reach safety, but both Second Engineer Officer Henry and Third Engineer Officer Hailwood perished.

Second Engineer Officer Henry’s act will stand proudly in the annals of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service.

1st Radio Officer Ronald HOOLE
Rank:
1st Radio Officer
Service: Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Ship: SS Atlantic Conveyor
Date of death: 25th May 1982
Age at death: 38
Buried: At sea

They have no known grave but the sea and are remembered with pride on the Falkland’s Memorial at Tower Hill, London and on the Memorial at Bluff Cove, East Falkland

Electrical Fitter Chau LEUNG
Rank:
Electrical Fitter
Service: Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Ship: RFA Sir Galahad
Date of death: 8th June 1982
Age at death: 61
Buried:

3rd Engineer Officer Andrew John MORRIS
Rank:
3rd Engineer Officer
Service: Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Ship: RFA Sir Galahad
Date of death: 8th June 1982
Age at death: 25
Buried:

Lived in Poole, Dorset.

Laundryman Po NG
Rank:
Laundryman
Service: Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Ship: SS Atlantic Conveyor
Date of death: 25th May 1982
Age at death:
Buried:
At sea

They have no known grave but the sea and are remembered with pride on the Falkland’s Memorial at Tower Hill, London and on the Memorial at Bluff Cove, East Falkland

Butcher Yuk Fai SUNG
Rank:
Butcher
Service: Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Ship: RFA Sir Galahad
Date of death: 8th June 1982
Age at death: 51
Buried:

Sailor Shaui Kam YEUNG
Rank:
Sailor
Service: Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Ship: RFA Sir Tristram
Date of death: 8th June 1982
Age at death: 43
Buried:

Bosun Sik Chee YU
Rank:
Bosun
Service: Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Ship: RFA Sir Tristram
Date of death: 8th June 1982
Age at death: 60
Buried:

 

 

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