EVANS, Andrew Peter

Rank: 
Sergeant
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PO25446U
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Friday, April 22, 1949
Died : 
Friday, May 21, 1982
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
33
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Sergeant Andrew Evans was killed [1] when his helicopter was shot down during the Falkands War. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic [2]
 
Extract from the Globe and Laurel July/August 1982 edition.
Sgt. Andy Evans was killed in action on 21 May 1982, durtng the initial landings at Port San Carlos on East Falklands Island, when the Gazelle which he was flying was shot down. Andy had served in the Brigade Air Squadron since 1979 as a Gazelle pilot, and was a well liked and respected NCO. He will be a sadly missed member of our community and of his own village community at Landrake where he played such an active part in local life. He leaves a widow, June, and two children to whom we extend our very deep sympathy.
 
Also killed
 
Sources
[1] AFM ROH.
[2] London Gazettes Supp. 49134, page 12842. 
 

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