MAKEIG-JONES, Robin John

Rank: 
Major
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
498932
Honours & Awards: 
Captain Robin Makeig-Jones, 29 Commando Regiment, attached as a pilot to 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron, received a Mention in Despatches [1] in recognition of his courage in the air, and devotion to duty, on the night of 13/14 June 1982 during the operation to take the Wireless Ridge feature to the North West of Stanley. He was co pilot of a Gazelle helicopter, flying at low level and in a raging snow storm,  for almost seven hours non stop in direct support  of 2 Para and 22 SAS during the battle [2]
  • 30 September 1986 promoted Major [3].
  • 1 November 1993 retired [4].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 49134, page 12853.
[2] National Archive file WO373/188/347.
[3] London Gazette Supp. 50677, page 12946.
[4] London Gazette Supp. 53472, page 17532.
 

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