Major Andrew (Pembo) Pemberton

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Major Andrew (Pembo) Pemberton

Post by Bob_H » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:36 am

We've received the following sad news from JC:

I regret to inform you of the death of Major Andrew Pemberton on 2 June, aged 79.

A funeral service will be held at 2.30 pm on Friday 20 June at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Blandford, Dorset DT11 7AS.

No flowers please but donations, if desired to Weldmar Hospice Care Trust and Marie Curie Cancer c/o:

Colin J Close Funeral Services
Peel Close
Salisbury Road
Dorset DT11 7JU Tel: .01258 453133

Andrew is survived by his wife Anne, who is unwell in a nursing home, and children Charles and Sophie. Should you wish to write addresses are:

Charles Pemberton
15 Farlton Road
SW18 3BJ


Sophie Pemberton
178B Trinity Road
SW17 7HR.

The family invite friends to join them for light refreshments after the service at the Corn Exchange, Blandford, Dorset which is directly opposite St Peter and St Paul’s Church.



Who can ever forget the fawn raincoat - and Treacle!

We offer our sincere condolences to the family.

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Re: Major Andrew (Pembo) Pemberton

Post by grumpygrandad » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:25 pm

Another Hawk sadly leaving us.Very nice man to talk to.RIP Sir!!

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Re: Major Andrew (Pembo) Pemberton

Post by smudge077 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:51 pm

All the old Hawks will remember Pembo, especially him wandering around in his wellies with his dog.

My condolences to his wife and family.


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Re: Major Andrew (Pembo) Pemberton

Post by 27 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:20 pm

R.I.P. Deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to his family he was my 1st squadron leader when I joined up in Herford.


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Re: Major Andrew (Pembo) Pemberton

Post by DRAC » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:35 pm

A real character of the Regiment, loved and well respected by his NCOs and soldiers , sometimes judged as an eccentric by his superiors.
deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to his family

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Re: Major Andrew (Pembo) Pemberton

Post by John Rushton » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:46 pm

Benghazi 62, was Captain acting Sqn leader, A Sqn. always remember him and Bertie the boxer dog. A true gent and a pleasure to serve with . Eccentric, never just a 14/20th cav man. Condolences to his family.

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Re: Major Andrew (Pembo) Pemberton

Post by ALGY CAIN » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:08 pm

He was Sqn leader in Northern Ireland in 1974 when John Tyson got killed, he showed the wisdom of Solomon in dealing with a sticky situation concerning myself, John Cornish and others, I will always be eternally grateful for his actions. Even though a little eccentric, I rate him one of the best.

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Re: Major Andrew (Pembo) Pemberton

Post by Shep » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:43 pm

Think he was HQ Sqn leader in Tidworth
Had a great big grey horse called Picadilly

My condolences to his family May he now rest in Peace

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Re: Major Andrew (Pembo) Pemberton

Post by rick aindow » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:37 am

Served with him on numerous occasions, as has been said a great character! RIP

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Re: Major Andrew (Pembo) Pemberton

Post by PINKY » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:09 am

My condolences to his family and friends.


Re: Major Andrew (Pembo) Pemberton

Post by Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:22 pm

I did not really know Major Pemberton I do remember he was the Range officer for B.Sqn when we came back from HK to do a Gnry Camp at Lulworth in 71. He seemed to be a man full of Character.

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Re: Major Andrew (Pembo) Pemberton

Post by Mac McNulty » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:14 pm

Major Pemberton was my Squadron Leader in A Squadron in Herford

I remember him on First Parade on Gunnery Camp telling the Squadron you will all dress smartly like me with; his wellies, long Combat Smock and massive beret and Mick Burgess the SSM at the time having another parade later telling us not to dare!

A great character and a brilliant Officer

RIP Major Pemberton



Re: Major Andrew (Pembo) Pemberton

Post by Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:55 pm

I wasn't going to mention, but he said the same to us that gnry camp, Ted Morris threatened us with death if we did.

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Re: Major Andrew (Pembo) Pemberton

Post by bryanlythgoe » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:56 pm

Condolences to Major Pembertons family and friends. A true gentleman,RIP.

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Re: Major Andrew (Pembo) Pemberton

Post by williamo » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:46 pm

RIP, Major Andrew Pemberton, a Gentleman and Hawk from my time.x

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