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Andrew Griffiths

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Andrew Griffiths

(1984 – 2010)

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Andrew Griffiths

Andrew Griffiths
(1984 – 2010)

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Andrew Griffiths

(1984 – 2010)
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This is an online tribute dedicated to the memory of Andrew Griffiths. Captain Andrew Griffiths, from the 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (2 LANCS) Theatre Reserve Battalion, passed away on Sunday 5 September 2010 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
Captain Andy Griffiths was wounded in action by an explosion whilst leading his soldiers on an operation in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on Tuesday 24 August 2010.
His platoon had cleared and occupied a compound that was to be used as a future patrol base during a security operation, but as he moved through the compound to allow entry for an approaching patrol he was caught in an explosion which seriously injured him.
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/>He was given exceptional first aid, which undoubtedly kept him alive, before being evacuated by his soldiers and returned to the UK for further treatment. On Sunday 5 September 2010, with his family present, he died of his wounds at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
Captain Andy Griffiths was born on 3 October 1984 in Richmond, North Yorkshire. He was brought up in a military family and studied European and International Studies at Loughborough University before starting the Commissioning Course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in September 2007.
Whilst at Sandhurst Capt Griffiths only ever considered joining The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, known as the 'Lions of England' - his father's
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regiment. On completion of the Platoon Commander's Battle Course he took over command of 5 Platoon, Blenheim Company, in the 2nd Battalion based in Episkopi, Cyprus, prior to starting pre-deployment training with his battalion as the Theatre Reserve Battalion. The Theatre Reserve Battalion provides acclimatised troops over a 12-month period as the UK's high readiness operational reserve.
Capt Griffiths approached Command with characteristic humility and absolute dedication, deploying with his Platoon to Afghanistan on his first tour with great pride, through a demanding and successful deployment to Babaji during Operation Panther's Claw and latterly to Nad 'Ali.
He forged himself the strongest possible
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reputation; he distinguished himself with his personal courage and his duty of care for his men. On return from Helmand he moved into Dettingen (Fire Support) Company and immediately crafted his Javelin Platoon and his Fire Support Group into a well-trained, well-drilled team.
The only standards Capt Griffiths set were high standards, he was the finest at everything he did. As part of the 2nd Battalion's deployment to Nad 'Ali and Nahr-e Saraj in July, he assumed command of his Fire Support Group in support of Arnhem Company.
Capt Griffiths was extremely personable and was loved and highly respected by his men. His attitude and his unwavering personal standards set him apart from the crowd making him
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a most effective Army Officer with a bright future ahead of him. Capt Griffiths was born to command Infantry Troops in battle, and he was a natural at this. He led from the front and his men loved him for his courage as a result.
A massive character with a huge personality, Capt Griffiths will leave a gaping hole in the Officers' Mess and will be sadly mourned by his brother officers. A force to be reckoned with on the rugby pitch as well as in the bar, he approached all aspects of his life with an infectious enthusiasm.
He lived his short life to the maximum, thoroughly enjoying the social life of a young officer who was always great fun to be around. He was always at the centre of everything, always
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laughing and often up to some sort of mischief but his cool exterior and innocent persona often kept him out of the Adjutant's office. He will be sorely missed by his family, his girlfriend, Nic, and all those who were lucky enough to know him.
Captain Griffiths's family paid the following tribute to him:
"Andrew was a beloved son, brother and boyfriend who will be hugely missed for the joy he brought into our lives. We are immensely proud of him and all that he has achieved in his all too short a life. He died doing a job he loved and excelled at. We request that we are left alone as a family to grieve in peace."
This memorial has been created to honour the courage and sacrifice made by Andrew
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Griffiths. He will not be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 17th Oct 2012
Ann Aspery
wrote:
Your Family should be so proud of you
Remembrance Messages
On 24th Aug 2012
ANDREW Sayers
wrote:
I regret only having met this fine officer through the media. His death is an enormous loss to us all. Dulce at decorum est, pro patria mori.
Andrew Sayers
Major BW (rtd)
Remembrance Messages
On 14th Sep 2010
Billy Allott
wrote:
Please accept my most sincere condolencies at this most difficult time. May I also send condolencies on behalf of all at THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION. (Burnley & Padiham Branch). Our thoughts & prayers and our most heartfelt thanks go out to you for your greatest sacrafice..God Bless..
Remembrance Messages
On 10th Sep 2010
Jo Johnston
wrote:
I write this message on behalf of my son Michael (Johno) Johnston who is currently serving with Arnam Coy in Afghan. Andrew was his Captain last year when Johno was in his company and he thought the world of him. He will be sorely missed by all who have know him.
R.I.P. BIG GRIFF
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This is an online tribute dedicated to the memory of Andrew Griffiths. Captain Andrew Griffiths, from the 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (2 LANCS) Theatre Reserve Battalion, passed away on Sunday 5 September 2010 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
Captain Andy Griffiths was wounded in action by an explosion whilst leading his soldiers on an operation in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on Tuesday 24 August 2010.
His platoon had cleared and occupied a compound that was to be used as a future patrol base during a security operation, but as he moved through the compound to allow entry for an approaching patrol he was caught in an explosion which seriously injured him.

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