Published on: August 2020
Vale Rear Admiral Andrew Robertson
Ms FELICITY WILSON (North Shore)
—I acknowledge the extraordinary life of Rear Admiral Andrew Robertson who passed away in July at the age of 95. Andrew was born in England 1925 and later emigrated to Perth where he joined the Royal Australian Naval College in early 1939. He served during the Second World War on a number of vessels, first as a Cadet Midshipman and later as Sub Lieutenant. Andrew went on to serve in the Royal Australian Navy for the next 43 years, retiring in 1982 as Rear Admiral and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross during the Korean War. In his retirement, Andrew continued to undertake a number of roles including Federal Vice President of the Navy League of Australia, Councillor of the Order of Australia Association, and is credited for his long time involvement with the creation of the Australian National Maritime Museum. Andrew was also a long-standing member of the Liberal Party having joined in 1988 and was actively involved within the party for many years across North Shore. Andrew is also remembered as a loving father and caring husband to his wife Pat and his children, Angus, Jane, Julia, and Bruce.