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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Vale Of Glamorgan
Town
Cardiff
County
South Glamorgan
Country
Wales
Commemoration
Falklands Conflict (1982)
Maker
Local Craftsman
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30th September 2007
    Attended by: First Minister of Wales
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
60559
Current location

CF10 3NS
Alexander Gardens
King Edward VII Avenue
Cardiff
Vale Of Glamorgan
South Glamorgan
CF10 3ND
Wales

OS Grid Ref: ST 18180 77048
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone of remembrance set on a plinth and two steps. On each side of the plinth are black tablets, with lettering in white. 12 o'clock face has a map of the Falkland Islands with poppies.
Inscription
12 o'clock face: FALKLANDS CONFLICT 1982 6 o'clock face: ON 2nd APRIL 1982 THE FALKLANDS ISLANDS WERE INVADED AND OCCUPIED BY ARGENTINE FORCES./ A BRITISH TASK FORCE WAS ASSEMBLED AND DISPATCHED TO THE SOUTH ATLANTIC/ WITH THE MISSION TO RESTORE THE ISLANDS TO BRITISH SOVEREIGNTY. ON 14th JUNE 1982 THE ISLANDS/ WERE LIBERATED WITH THE LOSS OF 255 SAILORS, SOLDIERS AND AIRMEN, AND 3 CIVILIAN ISLANDERS. 9 o'clock face: ROYAL NAVY/ HMS COVENTRY/ (Names) HMS ARDENT/ (Names)/ HMS SHEFFIELD/ (Names)/ HMS HERMES/ (Names)/ HMS GLAMORGAN/ (Names)/ HMS FEARLESS/ (Names)/ (Names)/ HMS ARGONAUT/ (Names)/ HMS ANTELOPE/ (Names)/ ADLANTIC CONVEYOR/ (Names)/ HMS INVINCIBLE/ (Names)/ ROYAL MARINES/ (Names) 3 o'clock face: ARMY/ WELSH GUARDS/ (Names)/ SCOTS GUARDS/ (Names)/ 2 PARA/ (Names)/ 3 PARA/ (Names)/ ROYAL SIGNALS/ (Names)/ ROYAL ENGINEERS/ (Names)/ ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY/ (Names)/ RFA SIR GALAHAD/ (Names) ARMY AIR CORPS/ (Names)/ MERCHANT NAVY/ ADLANTIC CONVEYOR/ (Names)/ ROYAL ELECTRICAL AND/ MECHANICAL ENGINEERS/ (Names)/ ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS/ (Names)/ ARMY CATERING CORPS/ (Names)/ GURKA RIFLES/ (Names) RAF & OTHERS/ ROYAL AIR FORCE/ (Name)/ CHINESE/ (Names)/ FALKLAND CIVILIANS/ (Names) Plaque on steps: THIS MEMORIAL WAS BUILT BY DONATIONS;/ THOSE NAMED BELOW WERE MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS-/ ELGAN AND STEFFAN JONES BRECON/ 1st BATTALION WELSH GUARDS/ CHANAI OPERANTA ON BEHALF OF THE LATE/ JUNE GONZALES RIP/ BILLY BAYNHAM COMRADES REMEMBERED/ STEPHEN HAWKSHAW CHAIRMAN, SOUTHPORT/ FALKLANDS 25 COMMITTEE/ CHORLEY ROYAL BRITISH LEGION/ LT CDR ALI SPRAY RD RNR HMS VIVID/ S. LLEWELLYN, FAMILY AND FRIENDS/ CLLR JOYCE CASS MAYOR, RHONDDA CYON TAFF/ KENNY, JUDY AND JAMIE DAWKINS/ AND BY THE KINDNESS AND SUPPORT OF MANY OTHERS AR 2ail EBRILL 1982 GORESGYNNWYD YNYSOEDD FALKLAND GAN FYDDIN YR ARIANNIN./ FFURFIWYD TASGLU PRYDEINIG AC FE'I HANFONWYD I GEFNFOR DE'R IWERYDD/ GYDA'R NOD O ADFER YR YNYSOEDD I SOFRANIAETH PRYDAIN. AR 14eg MEHEFIN 1982 RHYDDHAWYD YR YNYSOEDD/ GAN GOLLI 225 0 FORWYR, MILWYR AC AELODAU O'R LLU AWYR, A 3 DINESYDD O'R YNYSOEDD/ THE ROCK WHICH STANDS ON THIS MEMORIAL IS A GIFT TO WALES FROM THE PEOPLE OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS./ IT HAS TRAVELLED 8,000 MILES FROM THE BATTLEFIELD OF Mt HARRIET AND STANDS IN HONOUR/ OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE NAME OF FREEDOM. MAE'R GARREG SY'N SEFYLL AR Y GOFEB HON YN ANRHEG I GYMRU GAN BOBL YNYSOEDD FALKLAND./ TEITHIOOD 8,000 O FILLTIROEDD O FAES Y GAD AR FYNYDD HARRIET/ AC MAE'N SEFYLL I ANRHYDEDDU'R RHEINI A RODDODD EU BYWYDAU YN ENW RHYDDID.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 258
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 258
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename,additional
    Order of information: regiment,surname
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Black
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Condition
History
Location of plaque with benefactors details is unknown.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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