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Marching in memory of the Shiny Sheff

Parade in tribute to those who lost their life on HMS Sheffield

Parade in tribute to those who lost their life on HMS Sheffield

It was 32 years to the day since HMS Sheffield was hit by an Argentine Exocet missile in the cold southern Atlantic.

The loss of life aboard the Shiny Sheff was remembered during a parade to Sheffield Cathedral featuring members of Sheffield Submariners, the HMS Sheffield Association, Sheffield Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets.

The ship, a Type 42 destroyer, was set ablaze by the missile and was later left to sink during the campaign to retake the Falkland Islands in May and June 1982.

Families and friends of the sailors also attended the subsequent service during which every name of the 20 dead was read out and the cathedral bells tolled in their memory.

 

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