A Collection of South Atlantic Medals

Date of Auction: 16th July 2020

Sold for £1,300

Estimate: £500 - £700

South Atlantic 1982, with rosette (AB (R) R S Webb D190009U HMS Coventry) extremely fine £500-£700


H.M.S. Coventry, a Type 42-class Destroyer launched in 1974, served during the Falklands War under the command of Captain D. H. Dyke, initially as part of the air defence vanguard for the two aircraft carriers, H.M.S. Hermes and H.M.S. Invincible. On 25 May 1982 Coventry was attacked and hit by 3 Argentinean bombs, and sank in less than 30 minutes, with the loss of 19 killed and 30 injured. The majority of the surviving crew were rescued by H.M.S. Broadsword.