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Robert Loughran-Dickson

"L-D"

Robert Loughran-Dickson

(1976 – 2009)

  • Rob,sorry that we never got the chance to meet you, our sympathy to his mum & dad, his sisters, his son and our Natalie,from Tina,Norm & Joe
    Lit by Tina Smith
  • will miss you rob
    Lit by michael faulkner
  • I didn't know you but wanted to light a candle for you. My heart goes out to your family.
    Lit by Anonymous
  • I salute you. Thank you for all you have done.
    Given by Anonymous
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Robert Loughran-Dickson

Robert Loughran-Dickson
(1976 – 2009)

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Robert Loughran-Dickson

(1976 – 2009)
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About Robert
This is an online tribute in lasting memory of Sergeant Robert Loughran-Dickson. Sergeant Loughran-Dickson died as a result of gunshot wounds sustained whilst taking part in a routine patrol in the vicinity of Patrol Base Wahid, in Nad-e-Ali District, Helmand Province.
Sergeant Robert Loughran-Dickson, known as Robert to his family, Rob or L-D to his friends and colleagues, was 33 at the time of his death.
The youngest of three children, he was born and raised in the town of Deal in Kent. Together with his two sisters, he attended a local village primary school of fewer than 100 children, followed by the town's secondary school.
Sergeant Loughran-Dickson attended further education and, following this,
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in 1997 he enlisted into the Army, in the Royal, Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME).
In 2001 Sergeant Robert Loughran-Dickson transferred to the Royal Military Police and, over the course of his career, deployed on operations in Kosovo, Iraq, Northern Ireland and finally Afghanistan. He was initially posted to 156 Provost Company and subsequently moved on to 160 Provost Company, 4th Regiment Royal Military Police which led to his deployment on Operation Herrick 11, in Helmand Province.
Sergeant Loughran-Dickson held a variety of positions during his time in the Army, including Police Post Non-Commissioned Officer, Motor Transport Non-Commissioned Officer, and Crime Reduction and Local Intelligence
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Officer. This last job was the one in which he got the most job satisfaction, giving crime reduction presentations, visiting schools or processing intelligence, and the job where he gained his promotion to Sergeant.
He was a keen runner, who enjoyed preparing for, and running marathon races, as well as hill-walking and swimming.
Sergeant Loughran-Dickson was the proud father of a son, also named Robert, born in September 1992.
The Dickson family paid the following tribute:
"Robert is a true hero in many ways of whom the whole family are extremely proud. He gave the ultimate sacrifice doing what he loved and was devoted to.
"A beloved father, son, brother and uncle. You lit up our
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lives and that light will stay bright forever. You will be greatly missed but always loved by all."
Lieutenant Colonel Debbie Poneskis, Commanding Officer, 4th Regiment, Royal Military Police, said:
"Sergeant Loughran-Dickson was an exceptional soldier and was completely committed to the Royal Military Police; he will be sorely missed by the Regiment and by the military community in Aldershot.
"Prior to his deployment to Afghanistan, Sergeant Loughran-Dickson was the Local Intelligence Officer and a Community Policeman; he excelled in this role, where his calm personable nature, dedication and commitment plus his consistent enthusiasm for the job, made him stand out.
"He was totally
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professional, easy company and was the first to volunteer for anything – whether it was helping his colleagues, attending community events out of hours or taking on additional tasks. I had absolute faith in Sergeant Loughran-Dickson: he was utterly reliable, wise beyond his years and he simply got on with the job, quietly and without fuss.
"He was an extremely proud father, and his son Robert is a credit to him."
Captain Karen Tait, Operations Officer, 160 Provost Company, said:
"Sergeant L-D was an honest, caring, genuine and devoted soldier and father. He was the kind of man who commanded respect from all who worked with him. His work back in Aldershot was exemplary and in his role
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out here, even in such a short space of time, he was far superior.
"L-D was a true friend whom I will deeply miss and even now cannot comprehend the void he will leave, not only in me but those he has served with and those he loved deeply and who loved him. I was proud and honoured to serve with him but above all being able to call him my friend. His smile I will miss the most."
Lieutenant Dominic Ellis, Platoon Commander, 160 Provost Company, said:
"Sergeant Rob Loughran-Dickson was a fine soldier and Military Policeman. Intelligent, confident, courteous and stalwart, he led from the front, happy to get stuck in at the sharp end, always setting an excellent example to his subordinates.
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/> "Sergeant Loughran-Dickson could always be relied on to provide sound advice for junior officers who had the privilege to have him under their command. His professionalism ensured he was well respected by all he worked with, regardless of rank.
"Sergeant Loughran-Dickson's death is a tragic loss to the Royal Military Police and the British Army as a whole and my sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends."
This online memorial is in honour of Robert Loughran-Dickson, his life, his achievements and the ultimate sacrifice that he made. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 25th Dec 2009
Robert Loughran-Dickson
wrote:
Daddy, you were the best dad anyone could have wished or dreamed of. I love you, no matter where you are or where you go that will never change. You were and still are my hero, my idol and my daddy. Nothing can or will change that. Rest in peace daddy, cant wait to join you. Love you more than words can say
Remembrance Messages
On 11th Dec 2009
linda hurley
wrote:
rob u were a true gentleman & such a lovely person, we still cant believe ur gone it doesnt seem real, u will live on in all our hearts & thoughts. it was a honour 2 have known u & been part of ur family, sleep peacefully rob............ur spirit lives on xxx
Remembrance Messages
On 3rd Dec 2009
Michelle from Deal Kent
wrote:
I would like to pass on my sincere condolences to Robert's dear family and friends, at this time of great sadness. They have lost a true friend. He paid the ultimate price that any soldier can make for Queen and Country. May your family and friends find peace and comfort, in remembering all the memories and the good times you had together. God Bless.
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Kindly lit by
Tina Smith
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Rob,sorry that we never got the chance to meet you, our sympathy to his mum & dad, his sisters, his son and our Natalie,from Tina,Norm & Joe
Kindly lit by
michael faulkner
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
will miss you rob
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Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
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I didn't know you but wanted to light a candle for you. My heart goes out to your family.
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on 4th Jul 2015
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I salute you. Thank you for all you have done.
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Robert Loughran-Dickson

This is an online tribute in lasting memory of Sergeant Robert Loughran-Dickson. Sergeant Loughran-Dickson died as a result of gunshot wounds sustained whilst taking part in a routine patrol in the vicinity of Patrol Base Wahid, in Nad-e-Ali District, Helmand Province.
Sergeant Robert Loughran-Dickson, known as Robert to his family, Rob or L-D to his friends and colleagues, was 33 at the time of his death.
The youngest of three children, he was born and raised in the town of Deal in Kent. Together with his two sisters, he attended a local village primary school of fewer than 100 children, followed by the town's secondary school.
Sergeant Loughran-Dickson attended further education and, following this,...

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