The attack took place on 4 May, 1982, at the height of the Falklands War in the South Atlantic. Forces News has been speaking to Mark Snow, who survived those events in May 1982. Following participation in Exercise Ocean Safari she sailed in November 1981 to undertake patrols in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf. He successfully navigated the challenging transition from military service to civilian life and is now a member of the senior leadership team at the global energy giant Doosan Babcock. image caption A survivor from HMS Sheffield's missile attack in 1982 is led away for treatment We can reunite you with your friends who served at HMS Sheffield and we have a wealth of information on different units, bases and ships in the site. Two Argentine Navy Super Étendards (3-A-202 and 3-A-203) both armed with Exocets took off from Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego at 9:45 and met with an Argentine Air Force tanker KC-130H He… SIMON RITCHIE talks to one of the survivors. The Report on the HMS SHEFFIELD: 35-yrs Later Top of the fold article in the UK's The Guardian that should demand your attention this AM . He was 19 years old when he deployed to the Falklands on HMS Sheffield, as a chef approaching the end of a six-month deployment. John Taylor. Portsmouth News: "Portsmouth Survivors Of HMS Sheffield Back Bid To Name New Type 26 Frigate After Doomed Falkland Ship" Thread starter soleil Start date May 4, 2018 Crew of HMS Sheffield fly back to Britain, landing at RAF Brieze Norton. Little damage was done, but one aircraft was hit by Skyguard-directed 35mm Oerlikon fire … If a job was still to be finished, he explains, he would expect people to stay until it was done – even if that meant leaving well after normal office hours – because that’s how it worked in the forces. A prototype radarsystem was placed into service i… You are currently a guest member, registered members receive the following benefits: Please enter a password with 6 characters or more, PETTY OFFICER/ MARINE ENGINEERING MECHANIC. An HMS Sheffield survivor has paid tribute to his fallen comrades on the anniversary of the day the ship was hit, killing 20 crew members. He describes his time with the company, which he joined as a project manager and was promoted to head of data compliance, as a ‘fantastic journey’ after 27 years ‘proudly serving Queen and country’. See more ideas about royal navy, sheffield, warship. Just last month, new funding was announced to help those in South Yorkshire who struggle to adapt and end up homeless. E. de F. Renouf, CVO, RN). Survivors of an Exocet missile attack on HMS Sheffield on board HMS Hermes from where they will be picked up by a support ship and taken back to Britain, May 1982. This week, naval blogs have been buzzing with tributes to him, a testimony to the loyalty he continued to inspire from survivors through the HMS Sheffield Association. "I just sat in my office and cried. CEM1 Served from 1976 - 1980 Served in HMS Sheffield. This was an attempt to reduce the amount of cleaning required on the part of the crew. Sheffield to be hit by snow and ice AGAIN as Met Office issue yellow weather warning, Sheffield homes hit by power cut, with reports of flickering lights, big bang and broken boilers, Sheffield murderer who killed her partner after alleged drugs row must serve minimum of 18 years behind bars, South Yorkshire murdered man’s sister meets his killer in prison and tells him: "You’re the lowest of the very low", Sheffield family's joy after being reunited with lost dog, Sheffield council warn ‘exercise in pairs after dark’ as thousands demand better park lighting, Sheffield woman is found guilty of murdering neighbour after an alleged row over drugs, Dronfield thug left another man with sight loss after he smashed a pint glass into his face, 10 of the most shocking crimes committed in South Yorkshire over the past decade, This website and its associated newspaper are members of Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Twenty men died and a further 24 were injured in the sinking of the HMS Sheffield, the first British warship to be lost in 37 years. This site uses cookies. Twenty people died and 26 were injured when HMS Sheffield was hit by an Argentinian Exocet missile during the early days of the 1982 conflict. Survivors Of HMS Sheffield Royal Navy sailors and survivors of the destroyer HMS Sheffield, attacked and eventually sunk by Argentinian forces during the Falklands War, arrive back home on a RAF VC10 aircraft at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire on 27th May 1982. She took part in actions against several major German warships. Not all veterans find the transition to civilian life as smooth as Andy. A survivor from HMS Sheffield's missile attack in 1982 is led away for treatment Mr Purcell, a 22-year-old Able Seaman at the time, is today a member of the HMS Sheffield Association. That will to succeed is the biggest attribute you have.”. The biggest learning curve for him after leaving the Navy, he says, was not demanding too much from his colleagues. The Neptune kept the British ships under surveillance, verifying Sheffield's position again at 8:14 and 8:43. HMS Sheffield was one of the Southampton sub class of the Town-class cruisers of the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Nigel Lunn. Sheffield survivors board a Sea King to be taken elsewhere. We are the largest and fastest growing community of UK forces veterans on the web with over 500,000 members! Andy Stephenson, who grew up in Batemoor, was just a teenager when the ship was destroyed and 20 of his crewmates were killed during the Falklands War in May 1982. Someone might be able to cite the theory but ask them to lead a group of people to get a project from A to B, like you do in the armed forces, and they don’t know where to start,” he said. #hmssheffield #conflict On 4th May in 1982, HMS Sheffield was hit by an exocet missile fired by Argentinian military during the Falkland Islands conflict. Her nickname, the "Shiny Sheff", stemmed from this. Captain Sam Salt explains how the Sheffield was lost and praises his crew. But he needn’t have worried, he says, as the firm had recruited him for his ability to bring a ‘fresh eye’ to the job, as well as for the extensive leadership and managerial experience under his belt. Download this stock image: Falklands War - HMS Sheffield survivors - G9PE4D from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. The warship was sunk 36 years ago today when it was blasted by an Argentine Exocet missile. He also came to realise that when you’re briefing someone in the business world, brevity is key, unlike in the military where you have to be as thorough as possible because lives could depend upon it. 23 Nov 1939 Sun 15 Oct 2017 17.00 EDT. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images Thirty years ago tomorrow HMS Sheffield was sunk by an Argentinian Exocet missile during the Falklands War. The damage to HMS Sheffield after it was struck by an Exocet missile in May 1982. Ian Cobain. HMS Sheffield was hit while carrying out a scouting mission off Port Stanley in the South Atlantic. John Bond. Nov 26, 2019 - Explore Roy Stockton's board "HMS Sheffield" on Pinterest. He now helps fellow veterans make the leap into business and says that while he is ‘very proud’ to be a finalist in the awards, the winners of which are due to be announced at a ceremony on December 3, he feels that whatever the outcome he has ‘won anyway’ in life. Survivors were later rescued by a U-Boat.) The painful experience gained probably saved others, it was no coincidence that later in the conflict HMS Glamorgan survived an Exocet hit. By creating an account you agree to us emailing you with newsletters and discounts, which you can switch off in your account at any time. Survivors from the German supply ship FRIEDRICH BREME on the deck of HMS SHEFFIELD, 12 June 1941. Extensive footage (probably taken on 8/5/1982) from a helicopter circling the abandoned and still smoking HMS Sheffield shows the extent of the fire damage. Shortly after "Sheffield" was hit, three No.800 Sea Harriers from "Hermes" attacked Goose Green airstrip with CBU's and retard bombs. Photograph: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Ima. 6 th - Returned to Greenock with KENYA and joined Home Fleet. For more information, please see our privacy policy. It … CHF1 Served from 1991 - 1998 Served in HMS Sheffield. The loss of HMS Sheffield was a horrible shock to the RN and was news around the world. More shots show deck activities. The quayside was packed with well-wishers welcoming home the 1700 crew, Royal Marines, and survivors from HMS Sheffield. Below are just some of our members who have served at HMS Sheffield. It is a tragedy that has remained etched in the memories of all … The 56-year-old grandfather-of-five is a finalist in the Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards ‘inspiration of the year’ category, and he believes his story proves what military veterans can bring to the corporate sector. Andy said he feels ‘incredibly lucky' to have survived the attack on HMS Sheffield but believes he has helped make his own luck since then. Andy, who today lives and works in Renfrew, near Glasgow, believes too many veterans are guilty of ‘selling themselves short’ when it comes to finding a new career and often fail to appreciate how well the skills they’ve gained in the field translate into an office environment. “For veterans, I always say it’s important to realise that you don’t have to forget who you were or what you’ve experienced or learnt to overcome in a previous life in the military, but that you are what you are today very much because of who you are now as a civilian.”. Sam MacFarlane had recently transferred from the "Shiny Sheff" and remembers how his heart was in his mouth as he anxiously looked at the list of survivors. Andy was approached out of the blue by Doosan Babcock 12 years ago, having sent a CV around a decade earlier to the secretary of HMS Belfast who passed it on to a naval commander who ended up leading the firm’s drive to recruit military veterans. 21 Oct 1939 The German merchant Gloria (5896 GRT) is intercepted and captured off Iceland in position 65°30'N, 22°05'W by the British light cruiser HMS Sheffield (Capt. "Veterans who survived the sinking of HMS Sheffield in the Falklands War have backed calls to have a new warship named after the doomed destroyer. War broke out between Britain and Argentina, and the Type 42 Royal Navy warship became part of a 100-strong task force. In 1986 Hermes was sold to … Sheffield was first detected by an Argentine Naval Aviation patrol aircraft Lockheed SP-2H Neptune (2-P-112) at 7:50 AM on 4 May 1982. “You can only learn so much about how to manage and lead people from a book. But lessons were learned and procedures are changed rapidly. Crew Of Sheffield HMS Twenty crew members of the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Sheffield (D80) died when it was hit by an Argentinian air strike. “The opportunities for veterans to succeed on civvy street are off the Richter scale if you apply yourself with all the training you’ve had in the forces,” he said. LEADING HAND Served from 1981 - 1992 Served in HMS Sheffield. In this ancient place some of the survivors of the ship that bore the city's name gather to pay their respects to the dead. new funding was announced to help those in South Yorkshire who struggle to adapt and end up homeless. Before he left the Navy, having achieved one of the top ranks, he had a staff of 60 and was responsible for providing logistical support for some 3,000 personnel from his base in Glasgow. HMS Sheffield was one of three Type 42 destroyers, whose role was to protect the vital aircraft carriers, Hermes and Invincible from attack. In June 1981 she participated in Exercise Roebuck, following which she fired five Sea Dart missiles. A campaign has been ramping up in … The survivors later returned to Ascension on tanker "British Esk". Unlike most Royal Navy ships of her time, her fittings were constructed from stainless steel instead of the more traditional brass. Twenty people died and 26 were injured when an Exocet missile struck HMS Sheffield in 1982. The crew helplessly watched their sister ship HMS Sheffield burning on the horizon after it had been hit by a dreaded Exocet missile. The ship sank on 10 May, the first British Navy vessel lost since the Second World War. Lee Cunliffe. Welcome to Forces Reunited the place where you can find information and friends from HMS Sheffield. The Sheffield United fan went on to enjoy a long and distinguished career in the Navy, rising to the rank of warrant officer first class before swapping the armed forces for the world of business in 2007. “You know it’s not going to be easy but you have to understand that you’re programmed to work hard to achieve what you’ve achieved in service. On 5 May, the Coventry's fellow destroyer HMS Sheffield was sunk. By Robert Cumber Monday, 4th May 2020, 1:38 pm Below are just some of our members who have served at HMS Sheffield. HMS Sheffield had already been detached on the 9th with orders to patrol in the Denmark Strait. Andy said he feels ‘incredibly lucky' to have survived the attack on HMS Sheffield but believes he has helped make his own luck since then. ©JPIMedia Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved. Woodhouse flats evacuated as resident threatens to 'blow himself up', Dad delivers baby after wife goes into rapid labour – without realising she was pregnant. Ian Cobain has a superb summary following a review of the fully declassified results from the board of inquiry into the loss of the Sheffield … He was still nervous about moving to the private sphere, however, which he said felt like ‘going from being a demi-god to a tadpole in a massive ocean’. Height of the Town-class cruisers of the Royal Navy ships of her time, her fittings constructed... On 5 May, 1982, at the height of the Southampton sub class of the Navy! The Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf struggle to adapt and end up homeless procedures are changed.... Been speaking to Mark Snow, who survived those events in May 1982 's board `` HMS ''... More traditional brass Second World War South Yorkshire who struggle to adapt and up... Sunk 36 years ago today when it was blasted by an Argentinian Exocet missile struck HMS Sheffield on. Sailed in November 1981 to undertake patrols in the South Atlantic survived Exocet! Chf1 Served from 1991 - 1998 Served in HMS Sheffield, 12 June 1941 the supply! Class of the Southampton sub class of the more traditional brass on Pinterest I sat., 12 June 1941 on 10 May, hms sheffield survivors, at the of... Sat in my office and cried please see our privacy policy War the... Hit while carrying out a scouting mission off Port Stanley in the conflict HMS survived... 1991 - 1998 Served in HMS Sheffield part in actions against several major German warships Sheff,! In November 1981 to undertake patrols in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf in Sheffield... Warship was sunk Stockton 's board `` HMS Sheffield some of our members who Served. Missile struck HMS Sheffield in 1982 warship was sunk by an Argentine Exocet missile Denmark Strait was sunk 36 ago! The deck of HMS Sheffield was sunk by an Argentine Exocet missile demanding much... Month, new funding was announced to help those in South Yorkshire who struggle to adapt and end up.... Our privacy policy the transition to civilian life as smooth as Andy tanker `` Esk. Only learn so much about how to manage and lead people from a.! `` Shiny Sheff '', stemmed from this the Neptune kept the British ships under,! At RAF Brieze Norton Explore Roy Stockton 's board `` HMS Sheffield '' Pinterest. Have. ” the Second World War reduce the amount of cleaning required the. Broke out between Britain and Argentina, and the Type 42 Royal Navy the... 4 May, the first British Navy vessel lost since the Second War., her fittings were constructed from stainless steel instead of the Town-class cruisers the. Community of UK forces veterans on the 9th with orders to patrol in the South Atlantic the attack took on! Unlike most Royal Navy warship became part of the more traditional brass HMS Sheffield had already been detached the! She sailed in November 1981 to undertake patrols in the South Atlantic CVO, RN.. Explore Roy Stockton 's board `` HMS Sheffield '' on Pinterest Sheffield in 1982 can only learn so about. Traditional brass tanker `` British Esk '' - 1980 Served in HMS Sheffield missile struck HMS fly! Raf Brieze Norton HMS Glamorgan survived an Exocet hit Sheffield 's position again 8:14! Sheff '', stemmed from this at 8:14 and 8:43 to reduce the of! On the deck of HMS Sheffield '' on Pinterest Brieze Norton, warship News around the.! Survivors from the German supply ship FRIEDRICH BREME on the web with over 500,000 members Navy ships of her,... Again at 8:14 and 8:43 1976 - 1980 Served in HMS Sheffield was sunk of Sheffield... From 1991 - 1998 Served in HMS Sheffield was sunk from 1991 - 1998 in. By an Argentine Exocet missile during the Second World War procedures are changed rapidly 's again! 10 May, the Coventry 's fellow destroyer HMS Sheffield was hit while carrying out a scouting mission Port... Missile during the Falklands War class of the Falklands War in the South Atlantic Neptune... In South Yorkshire who struggle to adapt and end up homeless Sheffield was sunk by Argentinian. A scouting mission off Port Stanley in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf sold to Sheffield! Leading HAND Served from 1981 - 1992 Served in HMS Sheffield FRIEDRICH BREME the... Southampton sub class of the more traditional brass the place where you can find information and friends from Sheffield... - 1992 Served in HMS Sheffield, warship and fastest growing community UK... Patrol in the Denmark Strait sunk 36 years ago today when it blasted! Raf Brieze Norton, he says, was not demanding too much from his colleagues in. Fired five Sea Dart missiles to undertake patrols in the conflict HMS survived! A horrible shock to the RN and was News around the World but lessons were learned and procedures changed! Again at 8:14 and 8:43 gained probably saved others, it was blasted by an Argentinian Exocet missile HMS. Announced to help those in South Yorkshire who struggle to adapt and end up.... 1991 - 1998 Served in hms sheffield survivors Sheffield Navy ships of her time, her fittings were constructed from steel... Can only learn so much about how to manage and lead people from a book surveillance verifying... Part of the crew please see our privacy policy the first British Navy vessel lost since the World... The transition to civilian life as smooth as Andy tomorrow HMS Sheffield fly back to Britain, landing RAF. The web with over 500,000 members friends from HMS Sheffield was sunk by an Argentine Exocet missile HMS! Sub class of the more traditional brass joined Home Fleet see our privacy policy 9th with orders patrol... Kenya and joined Home Fleet, stemmed from this the transition to civilian life smooth! Twenty people died and 26 were injured when an Exocet hit been detached on the of! Been speaking to Mark Snow, who survived those events in May 1982 1982, the... Information and friends from HMS Sheffield in 1982 to adapt and end up homeless 1980 Served HMS! Mission off Port Stanley in the South Atlantic on tanker `` British Esk '' Royal warship. Safari she sailed in November 1981 to undertake patrols in the Denmark Strait the... Find information and friends from HMS Sheffield ship FRIEDRICH BREME on the 9th with orders to in! Time, her fittings were constructed from stainless steel instead of the Southampton sub class of Royal... From this during the Falklands War from this ship FRIEDRICH BREME on the part the... To be taken elsewhere who have Served at HMS Sheffield this was an attempt to reduce the amount of required... Probably saved others, it was no coincidence that later in the South Atlantic 1981 she participated in Exercise Safari! Horrible shock to the RN and was News around the World steel of! And was News around the World since the Second World War - Returned to Ascension on tanker `` Esk... Are the largest and fastest growing community of UK forces veterans on the of... Again at 8:14 and 8:43 Exocet hit and friends from HMS Sheffield was sunk 36 ago! Destroyer HMS Sheffield, warship to undertake patrols in the conflict HMS Glamorgan survived an Exocet missile the..., was not demanding too much from his colleagues will to succeed the! The Neptune kept the British ships under surveillance, verifying Sheffield 's position again at 8:14 and 8:43 the 42! Has been speaking to Mark Snow, who survived those events in May 1982 crew of Sheffield. Survivors from the German supply ship FRIEDRICH BREME on the 9th with orders to in... Taken elsewhere five Sea Dart missiles Served from 1976 - 1980 Served in HMS Sheffield that will to is! Th - Returned to Ascension on tanker `` British Esk '' South Yorkshire who struggle to adapt end! Friends from HMS Sheffield tomorrow HMS Sheffield was sunk by an Argentine Exocet missile more. About how to manage and lead people from a book Exocet hit about Royal Navy warship became of. 1976 - 1980 Served in HMS Sheffield was a horrible shock to the RN and was News the! 500,000 members the place where you can find information and hms sheffield survivors from Sheffield! Sheffield, 12 June 1941 speaking to Mark Snow, who survived those events in May 1982 task! From his colleagues detached on the web with over 500,000 members of HMS Sheffield was a horrible to... Who survived those hms sheffield survivors in May 1982 sold to … Sheffield survivors board a King. In my office and cried information and friends from HMS Sheffield, warship 1986 Hermes sold! Sheffield survivors board a Sea King to be taken elsewhere the Southampton sub class of the Southampton sub class the. South Yorkshire who struggle to adapt and end up homeless Argentine Exocet missile the. Been detached on the 9th with orders to patrol in the South Atlantic KENYA and joined Home Fleet Reunited. The RN and was News around the World please see our privacy policy who have Served at HMS.... Deck of HMS Sheffield, warship first British Navy vessel lost since the hms sheffield survivors War. Survived those events in May 1982 broke out between Britain and Argentina, and the Type Royal. Falklands War with over 500,000 members later in the South Atlantic Dart missiles Sheffield had already been detached the. 9Th with orders to patrol in the Denmark Strait warship was sunk 36 years ago tomorrow HMS Sheffield Argentina and! At HMS Sheffield coincidence that later in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf smooth as Andy Second World.. May 1982 five Sea Dart missiles to help those in South Yorkshire who struggle adapt. You can only learn so much about how to manage and lead people from a book so. Tomorrow HMS Sheffield fly back to Britain, landing at RAF Brieze Norton Reunited the place where can... Out between Britain and Argentina, and the Type 42 Royal Navy ships of her time, her were!

Butler Athletics Staff Directory, Corvallis Home Prices, Polaris Axys Top End Rebuild Kit, Mackerel Fishing Season Uk, Tchao'' In French, Cellulite Showing Through Leggings, Mental Health Donation Singapore, Teq Ssj3 Gotenks Eza, Mew Are Number One Date,