Robin Lindsay

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Olympic medal record
Men's field hockey
Silver medal – second place 1948 London Team competition

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Robert Lindsay MC, DSO (11 January 1914 – 6 April 2011)[1] was a British field hockey player who competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics.

Lindsay was born in Delhi, where his father was a civil engineer for the Indian government, and was educated at St Joseph's College in Darjeeling. He arrived in England in 1933 and enlisted in the King's Royal Rifle Corps. In 1937 he entered RMC Sandhurst, where he played hockey for the Army and Scotland.[2]

Lindsay was commissioned into the Royal Tank Corps and served in North Africa during the Second World War, winning the Military Cross and the DSO. He then saw action during the Invasion of Sicily in July 1943. In 1950 he returned to India as an instructor at the Indian Military Staff College in Wellington, south India (now the Defense Services Staff College (DSSC).

He was a member of the British field hockey team, which won the silver medal. He played all five matches as halfback. The British team lost to India, the country where Lindsay had learned the game.

  1. ^ other sources report his date of birth: 1 November 1914
  2. ^ "Our Hockey Correspondent. "Hockey." Times [London, England] 7 July 1948". The Times Digital Archive.

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