Lieutenant Commander  Robert C. Simpson

Royal Navy Pilot

Sea King Helicopter XZ919 of 826 Sqn.

Died 27th June 1985, Aged 31.                            

Lieutenant Commander Robert Simpson and his three colleagues had successfully airlifted a sick fisherman to hospital and were returning to base when the Sea King helicopter he was piloting was in a midair collision with an RAF Hercules in dense cloud. The body of Lt Cmdr Simpson, a former head boy at Loughborough College School, were he was a boarder from 1968 to 1971, was never recovered from the 7,000ft depths of the Atlantic, 75 miles off the coast.

There are now 5 memorials to his name. One in the Falklands, one in Sydney - home to his widow, Sandra, and their son George, - one in Helston, one at Yeovilton and the bronze memorial plaque on the Carillon Memorial, Loughborough.  











                Falklands Memorial