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Andrew Fentiman

"Fen"

Andrew Fentiman

(1986 – 2009)

  • Still think about you Andy. You were a good guy, and are missed.
    Lit by George Sims
  • My condolences to your friends and family. You will not be forgotten. RIP
    Lit by Anonymous
  • You and your comrades are in our thoughts. You are a hero.
    Lit by Anonymous
  • I didn't know you, but felt it necessary to send my respect to you and all the other soldiers. Thank you for fighting and falling for us.
    Lit by Annie Fentiman
  • Andrew I didn't know you but I wanted to honour your sacrifice by lighting a candle for you. Rest well soldier.
    Lit by Anonymous
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Andrew Fentiman

Andrew Fentiman
(1986 – 2009)

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Andrew Fentiman

(1986 – 2009)
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About Andrew
This is a tribute to Andrew Fentiman who was working with the 7th Battalion The Rifles (7 RIFLES), attached to the 3 RIFLES Battle Group. Rifleman Andrew Fentiman was killed as a result of small arms fire whilst on a foot patrol near Sangin in central Helmand province during the morning of 15 November 2009.
Rifleman Andrew Ian Fentiman was born in Cambridge on 29 July 1986. He joined 7 RIFLES as a Potential Officer in 2007 following two years at East Midlands University Officer Training Corps. Having volunteered to serve with the 3 RIFLES (3rd Battalion The RIFLES) Battle Group, he completed an assault pioneer course in May before being mobilised in June 2009.
Andrew Fentiman attended the Reserves Training
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and Mobilisation Centre in Chilwell before joining A Company, 3 RIFLES, during pre-deployment training. He quickly proved his mettle, earning high praise from OPTAG (Operational Training and Advisory Group) training staff for his reactions during a demanding exercise in Norfolk.
In civilian life he read Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leicester before becoming a regional sales manager for Team Studio Ltd, a software firm based in Huntingdon. He intended to return to his civilian job after he had completed his tour of duty.
Rifleman Andrew Fentiman was killed by enemy fire during a foot patrol in Sangin, Afghanistan. The patrol was tasked with interdicting enemy activity and reassuring local
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nationals. He leaves his parents, Kevin and Lynda, a brother, Adam, and a sister, Elizabeth.
Lieutenant Colonel Paul Uden, Commanding Officer, 7 RIFLES, said, "The loss of Rifleman Andrew Fentiman is a terrible shock to everyone in the battalion. My thoughts and those of the entire battalion are very much with Rifleman Fentiman’s family at this dreadful time. He was a young man of 23 who played a full role as a TA infantryman, and was a popular and committed member of E Company, 7 RIFLES. I spoke to him before pre-deployment training about his hopes for the future and his desire to eventually commission. He went to Afghanistan to gain experience as a first step to achieving his goal of commissioning
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and I have no doubt that he would have made a very good officer. He was keen, committed and determined to succeed."
Second Lieutenant Connor Maxwell, 1 Platoon Commander, said, "I can remember my first talk with Rifleman Fentiman. He was in a bad way after having a really good night out before joining us. This was him all over. Always up for a laugh, a cheery character who always remained upbeat, he simply made it easy for everyone to like him. Although he was not a regular soldier, I only ever saw him as one of us. He was always professional and was a true asset to the platoon. He paid the ultimate sacrifice doing something he loved. I have complete respect for him. My heart goes out to all of the loved ones
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he left behind."
Corporal Phillip Cree, Section Commander, said, "Rifleman Fentiman had only been with me for around five months, after making the huge jump from being a civvie to a full time soldier on tour. He found the transition hard at first, but really started to just become one of the lads. He must have had a great passion for this job, after leaving his office chat to be with us. He was always upbeat and provided good morale for the blokes. So long Fen, you will be missed."
Lance Corporal Mathew Davies, Section Second-in-Command, added, "To come to Afghanistan as a soldier takes courage, to volunteer takes more so. A constant source of morale for the lads, with his cheerful and unique demeanour.
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He will be sorely missed."
Rifleman Connor McDarby said, "Fen put the effort in to mix with us all from day one. He was always positive even when things were bad. If you asked for help he would always be there for you, and would give his own input and innovation. See you later mate, you will never be forgotten.”
This is Andrew Fentiman's memorial in memory of his life, his achievements and the ultimate sacrifice that Andrew Fentiman made. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 19th Nov 2009
Frank de Planta
wrote:
Young Fentiman was a sound young man.
Remembrance Messages
On 17th Nov 2009
safina bux
wrote:
Andrew, a really sweet and funny guy. I remember when we all used to hang out at long road. its just such a shock and sad loss, my condolances to your family. Rip. safina
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Kindly lit by
George Sims
on 6th Jul 2016
They wrote:
Still think about you Andy. You were a good guy, and are missed.
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Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
My condolences to your friends and family. You will not be forgotten. RIP
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Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
You and your comrades are in our thoughts. You are a hero.
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Annie
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
I didn't know you, but felt it necessary to send my respect to you and all the other soldiers. Thank you for fighting and falling for us.
Kindly lit by
Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Andrew I didn't know you but I wanted to honour your sacrifice by lighting a candle for you. Rest well soldier.
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Andrew Fentiman

This is a tribute to Andrew Fentiman who was working with the 7th Battalion The Rifles (7 RIFLES), attached to the 3 RIFLES Battle Group. Rifleman Andrew Fentiman was killed as a result of small arms fire whilst on a foot patrol near Sangin in central Helmand province during the morning of 15 November 2009.
Rifleman Andrew Ian Fentiman was born in Cambridge on 29 July 1986. He joined 7 RIFLES as a Potential Officer in 2007 following two years at East Midlands University Officer Training Corps. Having volunteered to serve with the 3 RIFLES (3rd Battalion The RIFLES) Battle Group, he completed an assault pioneer course in May before being mobilised in June 2009.
Andrew Fentiman attended the Reserves Training...

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