A. "Robbie" (Neville) Robinson (1924 - 2013)

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COLONEL, C.D. ADC. The Parachute Regiment 1941-1951, and Queens Own Rifles of Canada 1952-1982. Born in Hornchurch, England in 1924, son of Dr. Harold S and Vera E Robinson. Served in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. Wounded in Tunisia in Battle of Tamera and Sicily at Primosole Bridge. Post war served in Egypt, Palestine, Greece, France, Korea, Cyprus, and Belgium. Under his leadership as C.O. of the 2nd Battalion of the QOR the battalion won numerous awards, and many of his officers went on to distinguished careers, four of them becoming Generals. He retired from the Army in 1982 as Commander Vancouver District after 41 years of Army service. Appointed Honorary Aide-De-Camp to the Governor General of Canada in 1980. Past President of the Royal United Services Institute, past Commissioner of the Delta Police Board, past member of the Delta Citizens Advisory Board, member of and past Director of the Beach Grove Golf Club, member of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Association, The Parachute Regiment Association, The 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion Association, the 2nd Para (1940-45) Club, The National Defense Committee of the Federation of Military Institutes. Past member of the Board of Governors of the Outward Bound School, member of the Dominion Institute Memory Project and member of the Health Administrators Association of BC, having served as the Administrator of the Canadian Red Cross for BC and the Yukon. He is survived by Brenda, the love of his life, whom he married in 1952, his son Michael, his daughter Lindie, his grandson Milo, his grandson Jaz, his brother Dr. Derek Robinson and family, his daughter-in-law Alison and his son-in-law Mark. His grandson Jaz has autism, and in his final years Robbie was extremely devoted to him. In lieu of flowers any donations in his memory to www.autismsupportdogs.org would be appreciated. Celebration of Life to be held November 9th, at 2:00pm, at Beach Grove Golf Club. "The silver bugles call high and clear"
Published in The Delta Optimist on Sept. 6, 2013