Airborne Engineers Association

Roll of Honour



Alex McLintock



My father is now laid to rest and I’ve now got round to providing some information for his obituary in the AEA journal.

My father Alex McLintock served as a Sapper in 1Tp 9 Indep Para Sqn from 1956:1960. He was a trained bricklayer and the Squadron was the obvious choice. He was a keen footballer and was in the squadron football team who were runners up in the Aldershot District Athletics Association Minor Units KO Competition 1957-58. (He still had the medal the team members were presented with, which I now have) He also appears in the Sqn football team photograph published in Fred Gray’s book.

He saw active service with the squadron in Cyprus during the EOKA conflict and was awarded the GSM with Cyprus Bar (which I also now have).

He left the squadron in 1960 and returned to civilian life continuing as a bricklayer and master builder and was still laying bricks at the age of 70! He was extremely proud of his service in 9 Squadron and was over the moon when his son Alex (myself) also went to 9 Para Sqn.

After a short illness he passed away peacefully in 9th February 2021 aged 83 years.
He remained a proud squadron man until the day he died. I know how proud he would be to know his obituary would be featured in the Airborne Engineers Journal for any surviving friends to see.
As his son and as a proud ex member of 9 Para Sqn, I greatly appreciate you as the editor doing this for me.

Many thanks from me and the family for publishing his obituary in the Airborne Engineers Journal.



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