This page is dedicated to the memory of:
Weapons Engineering Artificer 1
Anthony Charles Eggington
I became aware of the passing of A C Eggington when following a TV program about the Falklands war in the US where I was then living. I am now back in England and was shocked to see Andy’s photo in your website today.
I say Andy, as that is the name I knew him by when we worked closely together as Instructors at HMS Collingwood.
I got to know him very well during the two years we worked together (1972-1973). He had many outstanding qualities both as a person and at his job. The first thing that comes to mind is his sharp appearance, he took pride in his appearance, and it showed. He was a wizard with electronics. This knowledge and comfort with the subject of his chosen career, made Andy something of a guru to the rest of us, who worked with him. He was modest and unassuming of his abilities, he was popular for the best reason a man can be, in the Navy; he was good at his job.
I was ordered to bed for a few days, due to having the flu (or something similar), at my home in Fareham. On the third day my wife told me I had a visitor. It was a real tonic to see Andy Eggington at the foot of my bed asking if there was anything he could do to help.
Please let those that knew him, know of my regard for him. I look upon having known him as an honour.