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Andrew Pandyan

Andrew Pandyan is a serving Officer in the Royal Navy. He is currently undergoing his Pupillage. 

Born in India, Andrew was made in the Royal Navy.  He joined Britannia Royal Naval College in November 2014 having graduated from the University of Keele with a 2:1 LLB (Hons), where he was an active member of the Athletic Union, the Bar Society and the Army Reserve.  

He completed Initial Officer Training in 2015, where he was awarded the Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrator’s award for strongest Officer-Cadet within the Logistics Branch, which was presented by HRH The Princess Royal at Lord High Admiral’s Divisions. He then would complete the remainder of his Professional Training at HMS RALEIGH, with a period of Specialist Fleet Time in HMS KENT.  

Andrew would then spend his formative career in the Submarine Flotilla, joining HMS TRENCHANT to take part in ICEX 18 as the Logistics Officer.  Having the great privilege to be awarded his Dolphins (Submarine Qualification) at the North Pole, his time on board saw him exposed to the full breadth of Submarine Operations - periods of which would feature in a Channel 5 Documentary about the Submarine Service.

Aligned as the strongest Logistics Officer within Submarine Flotilla, he has been particularly commended for the astute support provided to Command in the handling of sensitive disciplinary and administrative matters. Subsequently selected for Legal Training in 2020, Andrew would go on to complete his GDL and BTC with BPP University  (earning a distinction in both programmes) and would be Called to the Bar on 27 July 2023. 

As a Naval barrister, Andrew will undertake a variety of legal roles, including prosecuting and defending in the Courts Martial, advising on Summary Hearings, providing operational legal advice, and working in other areas of criminal, international, and employment law.