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About SAMA (82)


The South Atlantic Medal (1982) is the official name of the medal awarded to almost 30,000 service men and women - and civilians - who took part in the campaign to liberate the Falkland Islands in 1982.

The South Atlantic Medal Association [SAMA (82)] is their Association.

South Atlantic Medal Association 1982
Unit 25 Torfaen Business Centre
Panteg Way
New Inn

Phone 01495 741592               

Royal Patron

HRH The Prince of Wales KG, KT, GCB, OM, AK, QSO, PC, ADC

National President

Commodore Jamie Miller CBE

Honorary Vice Presidents

Denzil Connick - Co Founder

Capt Martin Reed RD

Lt. Colonel Tony Davies MBE, OBE

John Phillips DSC

Maj. Gen Malcolm Hunt OBE

Col Mike Bowles MBE

Kevin MacDonald

Ann Townsend

Maj Gen Julian Thompson CB OBE RN (Retd)

John "Joe" Erskine

Kevin Greathurst

Dr Morgan O'Connell

Lt Gen Sir James Dutton KCB OBE

Jane A Adams

Steve P Adams

Board of Trustees

Gordon Mather MM (Chairman)

Derek "Smokey" Cole (Acting Vice Chairman)

Andrew Lockett (Treasurer)

Brian Sherrington

Alan Burgess

Debbie Pick

Paul Holling

Tom Herring

Chris Jones

Ex Officio Member

Ms. Sukey Cameron MBE   - The Falkland Islands Government UK Representative

SAMA (82) Office

The Association Secretary: Joanne Stevens
Office Administrator: Marie Hurcum

Email addresses:
General -
Falklands Concessionary Flights
NFA Events

Concessionary Flight Scheme

Sponsor: Gordon Mather MM

National Standard Bearer

Steve 'Danny' Kay.  Also other Regional Volunteers


Chaplain: Rev David Cooper

Deputy Chaplain: Major Albert Brown (Salvation Army)


Editor: David Kidd

SAMA (82) Website


Steve Cocks
Forums Screen Name - Steve Cocks

Website Administrators

Joanne Stevens & Marie Hurcum 
Forums Screen Name - SAMA Office

John "Joe" Erskine
Forums Screen Name: Joe Erskine

Members Area & Forum Moderators

SAMA Office: Forums Screen Name - SAMA Office

John "Joe" Erskine: Forums Screen Name - Joe Erskine