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Andrew Bond
Name: Andrew Bond
Affiliation: Vickers-Armstrongs Limited
Nationality: Scotland Scottish
Sibling(s): Charmain Bond
Spouse(s): Monique Bond (deceased)
Children: James Bond
Occupation: Armaments Salesman
First appearance: On Her Majesty's Secret Service (mentioned)
Last appearance: You Only Live Twice (mentioned)

Andrew Bond is the father of James Bond and the spouse of Monique Bond. Like his wife, the character has only a brief mention in Fleming's penultimate novel, You Only Live Twice as well as a mention in On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

HistoryEdit

Andrew Bond was born in Glencoe, Scotland. He married a Swiss woman, Monique Delacroix, of the Canton de Vaud. Bond worked by trade as an armaments salesman for Vickers-Armstrongs Limited.The young James Bond spends much of his early life abroad, becoming multilingual in German and French because of his father's work as a Vickers armaments company representative. When he and his wife were killed in a tragic mountain climbing accident in the Aiguilles Rouges near Chamonix, their eleven-year-old son James is orphaned. James is sent to live with Andrew's sister Charmain.

Non-CanonicalEdit

In Jeffrey Deaver's re-imagined Bond setting (the 2011 Bond novel Carte Blanche) was an attempted contemporary reboot. Within, Andrew Bond worked for an arms company. He would often take young James with him on business trips and allow him to sit in on meetings. In the novel, Andrew was assassinated by an organisation called "The Steel Cartridge".

TriviaEdit

It was not until the penultimate novel, You Only Live Twice, that Ian Fleming gave Bond a sense of family background, using a fictional obituary, purportedly from The Times. The book was the first to be written after the release of Dr. No in cinemas and Sean Connery's depiction of Bond affected Fleming's interpretation of the character