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Obituary from George Anderson concerning the death of his father, Col. Robert Anderson RAMC

My father was an RAMC officer and doctor who served between 1970 and 2005 in various roles including Director of Psychiatry.

  • Born September 1940 (During Battle of Britain).
  • Aberdeen University: Degrees in Medicine and Arts (Served as a Jock in TA Gordon Highlanders)
  • Joined Regular Army 1970, RMO to Queens Dragoon Guards in Catterick.
  • Postings to Catterick, BAOR, Woolwich, Hong Kong.
  • 1972 Deployed with BATT (attached to 22 SAS) to Oman.
  • Multiple visits/ clinics to NI.
  • 1983 CO BMH Falkland Islands.
  • 1986 Left Army to work at Murray Royal Hospital, Perth.
  • Joined TA 205 (V) Field Hospital.
  • 1991 Deployed to Saudi Arabia on OP GRANBY.
  • Subsequently Rejoined Regular Army as Director Psychiatry.
  • Multiple visits/ clinics to Fmr Yugoslavia including Sarajevo during Siege.
  • Multiple visits to Northern Ireland, including to Divis Flats and Buruki Sangar.
  • 2003 Deployed on OP TELIC, helped establish hospital at Shaiba Logistics Base
  • 2005 Finally Retired from Army at age 65.
  • Continued working on Mental Health Review Tribunals in North of England and Scotland, never officially retired and was still communicating with them this year.
  • Died peacefully at home 1st September 2021.

The funeral will be at Sacred Heart Church in Edinburgh on 15th September.

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