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Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones

(1975 – 2010)

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Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones
(1975 – 2010)

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Andrew Jones

(1975 – 2010)
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This is an online memorial in memory of Andrew James Jones. Sergeant Andrew James Jones of the Royal Engineers was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Saturday 18 September 2010.
Sergeant Jones was killed in action during a vehicle-mounted ground domination patrol in the Bolan district of Lashkar Gah alongside Trooper Andrew Martin Howarth. He was serving as part of Fondouk Squadron, The Queen's Royal Lancers, and was providing security to the people of Helmand province by denying insurgents' freedom of movement.
Sergeant Jones was born in Newport, South Wales, on 8 January 1975, and attended Lliswerry Comprehensive School before choosing to join the Royal Engineers. He completed basic training at the
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Army Training Regiment Bassingbourn in February of 1998, before passing out of the Royal Engineers Combat Engineering Course in August of the same year.

He deployed to Kosovo with 31 Armoured Engineer Squadron, 32 Engineer Regiment, before being posted to the Royal Engineers Armoured Trials and Development Unit in Bovington Camp, Dorset. After this Sergeant Jones was posted to D Squadron, The Queen's Royal Lancers, as an Engineer Reconnaissance Troop Sergeant in February 2009.
His service with D Squadron saw him conducting demolition on ranges in Scotland, leading a team over the Yorkshire Three Peaks in 24 hours and overseeing the site reconnaissance and placing of bridges for The Queen's Royal
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Lancers Battle Group in British Army Training Unit Suffield, Canada, in 2009.
For his deployment to Afghanistan earlier this year he was placed in 1st Troop, Fondouk Squadron, The Queen's Royal Lancers, and immediately made a name for himself as a tirelessly efficient, sharp-witted and boundlessly enthusiastic individual; his performance on Operation HERRICK 12 was second-to-none.
Sergeant Jones was quick to fit into regimental life in Catterick; his sense of humour and dulcet Welsh accent made him popular with the troops and in the Warrant Officers' and Sergeants' Mess. An avid supporter of the Welsh rugby team, he was never more at home than when arguing over a referee's decision in a test match against
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England.
Above all, Sergeant Jones was a family man. He spoke endlessly of his wife Joanne, and children, Natasha, Caitlin and Liam, and of his plans for the future. While his professional focus was unquestioned, his heart remained with his family for the duration of his tour in Afghanistan.
Andrews' wife, Joanne, said:
"Andrew was a happy, funny and caring man. He was a loving husband, father and son, and he will leave a gaping hole in our lives."
This tribute has been created to honour the courage and sacrifice of Andrew Jones. He will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 13th Nov 2010
Spr Matthew
wrote:
I never really knew you, Sgt Jones, I was just a sapper, never in the same field. But your loss is like losing a member of the family. I think I met you once, back on the engineering course. I don't remember many of the other guys on the course, but from memory, your humour and positivity seemed to stick. Always painful to learn of the loss of one of our own. Honi Soit Qui Mal Y pense mate. Rest, knowing you will never be forgotten.
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On 8th Oct 2010
Gary Roberts
wrote:
Whilst I am no longer a member of the extended family, I wish to personally say that you are a hero in the true sense of the word. hero cannot be used lightly,but you are a hero to not only me, but to Sarah, Samuel and Aimee.
You delivered only the best to your Queen and Country and to your family. Always a hero, Aimee is still talking of you.
May you rest in peace
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On 30th Sep 2010
ann evans
wrote:
No words can describe how proud we are, so brave but you will just say 'only doing my job' rest easy and continue to look over you lovey family.
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On 24th Sep 2010
ANGEL LLEWELLYNA
wrote:
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever Wales. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom Wales bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave once her flowers to love, her
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ANGEL LLEWELLYNA
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ways to roam;
A body of Wales's, breathing Welsh air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by Wales given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
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ANGEL LLEWELLYNA
message continued:
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an Welsh heaven.
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On 22nd Sep 2010
Kirsty gardner
wrote:
RIP Sgt Andrew (jonah) Jones you are a hero my friend and you will be missed by all who loved you and knew you. You were the best of us all honey. You are in my prayers and my heart forever. Love to Jo and the kids, my heart is breaking for them, you were the parent we all wanted to be kind, loving and fun, very rarly cross. As a friend you were quick witted and never dull, always up for a pint in the Clouds hill especially on a Friday after work. You kept
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Kirsty gardner
message continued:
us smiling when we were down and were life of any party. God speed my friend and we will all see you in the Sqn bar in the sky. love Kirsty, John & Riannan
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This is an online memorial in memory of Andrew James Jones. Sergeant Andrew James Jones of the Royal Engineers was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Saturday 18 September 2010.
Sergeant Jones was killed in action during a vehicle-mounted ground domination patrol in the Bolan district of Lashkar Gah alongside Trooper Andrew Martin Howarth. He was serving as part of Fondouk Squadron, The Queen's Royal Lancers, and was providing security to the people of Helmand province by denying insurgents' freedom of movement.
Sergeant Jones was born in Newport, South Wales, on 8 January 1975, and attended Lliswerry Comprehensive School before choosing to join the Royal Engineers. He completed basic training at the...

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