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Andrew Howarth

Andrew Howarth

(1990 – 2010)

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Andrew Howarth

Andrew Howarth
(1990 – 2010)

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Andrew Howarth

(1990 – 2010)
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This is an online tribute in memory of Andrew Martin Howarth. Trooper Andrew Martin Howarth of Fondouk Squadron, The Queen's Royal Lancers, was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Saturday 18 September 2010.
Trooper Howarth was killed in action during a vehicle patrol in the Bolan district of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province alongside one of his colleagues.
Trooper Andrew Martin Howarth was born in Bournemouth on 28 May 1990. He attended Queen Elizabeth's School in Wimborne, Dorset, before joining the Army in 2007.
He completed basic training at the Army Training Regiment, Bassingbourn, before passing out of Royal Armoured Corps Phase 2 training at Bovington. He joined The Queen's Royal Lancers in
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Catterick, North Yorkshire, in February of 2008, and in doing so became the third generation of his family to serve with the Regiment.
Trooper Howarth has spent the duration of his career in C Squadron, as a reconnaissance vehicle driver. He was exceptionally gifted at maintaining and managing the armoured vehicles under his stewardship and was chosen from amongst his peers to drive for his troop leader.
He showed his true abilities from the start, driving for his troop leader on training exercises on Salisbury Plain Training Area, during Exercise MEDICINE MAN in BATUS in the summer of 2009, throughout Mission Specific Training for Op HERRICK 12, and on the deployment to Afghanistan in April 2010.
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/>His initiative, self motivation and robustness, both physical and mental, were exceptional in a soldier of such youth and inexperience; he would have, without doubt, risen through the ranks above and beyond his peers. He had an infectious smile and a truly inspirational sense of humour.
Aside from his life as a professional formation reconnaissance soldier, Trooper Howarth was an immensely charismatic young sportsman. He has a deep rooted love of rugby football and represented the Regimental side on many an occasions. He was also an avid alpine skier, having learnt to ski with the Regimental Alpine Ski Team in Verbier, Switzerland in 2008; although he was only a beginner, his enthusiasm, absolute courage
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and determination easily compensated for his lack of experience on the slopes.
Trooper Howarth was killed in action during a vehicle patrol in the Bolan district of Lashkar Gah on 18 September 2010 alongside one of his colleagues. He was serving as part of Fondouk Squadron, The Queen's Royal Lancers, and was providing security to the people of Helmand Province, during a vehicle mounted ground domination patrol, by denying insurgents' freedom of movement. He leaves behind his parents, John and Sarah, and his older brother Marcus.
Andrew's family said:
"He was a very loving son who loved his family and friends, he would light up any room when he walked in and would do anything for anyone. He had
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a heart of Gold and will be deeply missed.
"He was proud to serve his country. He quoted before he left for Afghanistan 'We give our today so you can have your tomorrow'.
This memorial has been created to remember the life of Andrew Howarth who died a hero bravely doing his duty. His sacrifice will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
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Andrew Howarth

This is an online tribute in memory of Andrew Martin Howarth. Trooper Andrew Martin Howarth of Fondouk Squadron, The Queen's Royal Lancers, was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Saturday 18 September 2010.
Trooper Howarth was killed in action during a vehicle patrol in the Bolan district of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province alongside one of his colleagues.
Trooper Andrew Martin Howarth was born in Bournemouth on 28 May 1990. He attended Queen Elizabeth's School in Wimborne, Dorset, before joining the Army in 2007.
He completed basic training at the Army Training Regiment, Bassingbourn, before passing out of Royal Armoured Corps Phase 2 training at Bovington. He joined The Queen's Royal Lancers in...

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