Private Robin M Andrews

07 May 1947 - 06 Jul 1965

Robin Michael Andrews served in the Junior Parachute Company prior to completing basic training with Platoon 289 at Depot, The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces, in 1965.

He passed pre-parachute selection (P Company) and then attended No 1 Parachute Training School, RAF Abingdon, for his parachute course in June 1965.

Pte Andrews was onboard a Hastings aircraft for his qualifying jump at RAF Weston on the Green, when it crashed shortly after take-off killing all 41 occupants on board.

The other passengers included seven recruits also on the aircraft to make their qualifying jump, eight RAF Parachute Jump Instructors, and three NCOs from The Parachute Regiment attending an Assistant Parachute Jump Instructors course.

Pte Andrews died on 6 July 1965, aged 18 years old, and is now buried at Aldershot Military Cemetery.

Headstone photograph courtesy of Bob Hilton.

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Robin M Andrews

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  • Little Baldon Air Disaster Memorial, St Lawrence Church, Toot Baldon, Oxon, August 2010.

    Little Baldon Air Disaster Memorial, St Lawrence Church, Toot Baldon, Oxon, August 2010.

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JOHN CHRISTOPHER KELLY said:
Robin was a fine fit young man who would have been a great asset to the regiment. His loss was a great blow to all who knew and served with him in the Junior Parachute Coy, Depot PARA.
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