Airborne Engineers Association

Roll of Honour



Anthony (Tony) Gilbert



Having suffered a long illness of Dementia and lung cancer, Tony passed peacefully away at a nursing home on Sunday 31st October 2021.

He was a much loved husband to Brenda and father to Samantha, Kathryn and
step-dad to Vickie.

Tony joined 131 Parachute Regiment T.A. in 1960 aged just 17 years, this was just a year after his father retired from the same Regiment as the Officer Commanding 302 Indep Fd Park Sqn 131 Para Engr Regt, at Rookery Way, Hendon

Having served for 7 years with 131 Indep Para Sqn (TA) who were based in London
at Honey Pot Lane, Kingsbury, Tony handed in his uniform 1968.


For several years Tony attended the Ypres commemoration ceremony and was observed by John Lee back in the '90s pushing his father in a wheelchair. The following year John was able to stop and chat with them both. His father was very well known in Ypres as he attended remembrance ceremonies there for many years.

Tony’s funeral service was held at West Berkshire Crematorium at 2.00 pm on Monday 29th November and thereafter at the British Legion Tilehurst Village. The request was for family flowers only.

Donations may be made to Airborne Engineers Association or the Parachute Regiment charity via Co-Op Funeral parlour Tilehurst Village Tel: 0118 9433922



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