Falklands : FOXTROT 4 CREW REMEMBERED BY HMS FEARLESS VETERANS
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 14.05.2011 (Article Archived on 28.05.2011)
A visit by veterans of HMS Fearless was highlighted by the dedication of a memorial moved from Lively Island on Tuesday, 10 May 2011.
FOXTROT 4 CREW REMEMBERED BY HMS FEARLESS VETERANS
By J. Brock (FINN)
A visit by veterans of HMS Fearless was highlighted by the dedication of a memorial moved from Lively Island on Tuesday, 10 May 2011. The veterans group had visited various points of interest in the Falklands related to the 1982 conflict as well as giving a presentation at the FIDF Hall. A presentation was also made at Liberty Lodge and the group attended a reception at Government House.
The memorial was moved to Bertha’s Beach so that more people could visit it and pay respects to the occupants of the sunken landing craft, FOXTROT 4: Colour Sargent Brian Johnson, Sargent Rotherham, Marine Anthony Rundell, Signaller Robert Griffin, LMEN “Dusty” Miller and Chief Petty Officer James.
At the Memorial service, Officer Commanding Royal Marines on HMS Fearless in 1982, Bob Edwards said, “As most of us here know, when we join the service, you are asked to put your life in danger from time to time; the other thing I certainly felt about the Falklands War was that virtually everybody was in danger, right from Sandy Woodward right down to the Humblest Marine. You never quite knew what they were going to throw at you.” He said there were few finer resting placed that one could ask for and that he and his comrades came to the Falklands in a just cause and that the six brave men died in a just cause.
He went on to lament that it was a pity that the six young men came to their resting place just a few decades than they should have done.