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