Flight Engineer Andy Anderson

Sadly Andy passed away suddenly on 26th March 2015, aged 77, my sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and former colleagues.  Andy was in hospital for a knee operation but contracted an infection which was too much for his defenses to take sadly.

Andy's service was held on 10th April 2015 at the Surrey & Sussex Crematorium. The family kindly extended an invitation to friends and
colleagues to join them in celebrating Andy's life at the Star Inn - Lingfield

Andy Remembered

From Leo Murphy
I attended the Funeral on 10th April. I was astonished by the number of people who also attended. So many old faces were familiar, whose names escaped me. Whilst talking tho an old friend, there was a burst of applause at the entrance to the chapel, as the coffin arrived in a well decorated motor cycle and sidecar. It set the scene for what I can only describe as a unique Service.

The whole hour was punctuated by burst of laughter and applause. The high light was a eulogy by Gary, his son, I did not hear all the details but I got the  gist of it. Even the vicar remarked that he had never heard a service quite like it.

Andy was a wonderful character, and I was privileged to know him over many years.
From Tony Cutting     
Sad to hear about Andy great guy and very professional flight engineer

From Jean Carlyle-Lyon    
RIP Andy, one of the funniest and loveliest men I ever flew with in BCAL.

From Tricia Riley     
What a shame, I remember him well

From Sheila Nutt      
Sad news indeed, fond memories of Andy & a fun crew on Hong Kong DC10 trip, early 80's. Sincere condolences to his family.

From Kim Widdup
Oh so sad. Had lots of fun trips with Andy and he was so very kind to my mum when she came away with me on my trip . He will be sadly missed x condolences to his loved ones x

From Dorothy Holmwood
Andy was a big part of our lives when we lived in Bexhill, and a great friend of my husband Chief Flight Engineer Roy Holmwood sadly deceased, they knew each other from school and did paper rounds at the same newsagents. I would like to send my condolences to Gary and his family, for the wonderful memories, we all shared.

From Roger & Linda Hiskey
My wife, Linda Hiskey and I were close to Andy in the late 1980s when Andy was working in car sales in Bexhill. We enjoyed his cheerful and kind disposition and had pleasant evenings at his house in Eastbourne. We always sensed that he missed and looked back fondly to his days as a Flight Engineer. Andy was a kind man and I can hear his voice as he entered our bar in Bexhill: “G and T: ice and a slice, please”
If you would like to leave a message in remembrance please drop me a line anytime

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