S/Sgt Robin Walker REME

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It is with great sadness that i have to report the death of ex S/Sgt Robin Walker REME who died yesterday morning at Kings Mill Hospital Mansfield.

I will be doing a longer post shortly as i am currently working away and have begged the guest house to let me use thier email
 
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My sincere condolences to family and friends.

Is this the same Rob we used to go for a creep down the Reep with. I was just listening to 'Funkin for Jamaica' the other night and thinking about burning up to Hamburg from Fally with Rob, Rick, Dave and Dennis lol

Sorry to hear this news, Rob's timing and sense of humour was always unbeatable. Slaat burger, indeed.

Glad I had the chance to enjoy your company Rob.

Again, my sincere condolences to family and friends.
 
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Swamp_Rat said:
My sincere condolences to family and friends.

Is this the same Rob we used to go for a creep down the Reep with.
This will undoubtedly be the same Rob you had a creep down the reep with!!

I am home for a day so can do a longer post for the bald one now!

Robin was well know in the REME as an excellent mechanic, Artisan and general all round bloke. I was lucky enough to have known Robin for coming on 15 years, a friendship that continued when he and i both left the REME.

Robin initially went onto work in Taiwan when he left and was involved in M3 rigs due to the vast amount of experience he had built up on the during his time at Hameln with 28 Engr Regt.

He then went onto become a commissioning engineer for a company in the Aluminium smelting industry, a career that he excelled in once again and he was well respected worldwide for his knowledge of casthouse procedures. i worked with Robin in this industry by chance, i applied for a job and ended up working alongside him and we traveled worldwide on jobs together.

Robin had a passion for off roading and Land-Rovers, his garage, workshop and friends yards are full of the running, non running and general junk that Robin acquired over his years! Robin must have had a trade account with EBay also!

As i have already said, Robin will be sorely missed, he had a huge group of friends and i personally will miss the phone calls with the first words uttered "alright yooooooth!!!"

RIP Robin, like you always said, "when i get to the pearly gates, i will not have regretted anything nor will there be anything i wish i had tried but was scared not to"

i reckon you were right there mate..............
 
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I still remember when the Tiawanese government came round to look at the M3's, we spent days getting the place spick and span. We hid in the break area until they had gone. Rob came round and said "they wanted to buy the M3's there and then and had suitcases full of money, I was tempted". Also they were highly impressed at how clean our working enviroment was, Rob told them, infront of the CO "My boys never work like this, it's only bulls""t for you lot, as per usual". CO was not happy to say the least. The Tiawanese were however and offered him a job. Cracking bloke.
 
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Falklands16 said:
I still remember when the Tiawanese government came round to look at the M3's, we spent days getting the place spick and span. We hid in the break area until they had gone. Rob came round and said "they wanted to buy the M3's there and then and had suitcases full of money, I was tempted". Also they were highly impressed at how clean our working enviroment was, Rob told them, infront of the CO "My boys never work like this, it's only bulls""t for you lot, as per usual". CO was not happy to say the least. The Tiawanese were however and offered him a job. Cracking bloke.
Good to hear the truth. Condolences.
 
#14
God bless you, sounds like you had a cracking career from another Artisan. R.I.P
 
#16
The party is finally over mate and I'm gona miss you and our trips to the far east! You was certainly one of a kind that could never be replaced RIP Buddy.
 
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Rob was our Troop Sgt in the Berlin Armd Sqn in the late 80's in Berlin with the 1420H B and C sqns. An absolute gentleman and all round decent bloke. He never failed to keep us amused and was probably one of the best supervisory ranks I had the pleasure to work with. He didnt need to have a go because we all wanted to work for him.

Rob, we had a lot of laughs and went a lot of places together, see you wen I get there.

John R
 
#20
RIP, Mr Robin Walker.

A massive loss to our world and to all his friends in the corps, served with Rob at 28 Eng 1996 - 1998 when he fianally handed in his MOD 90 and gave what i consider the best and funniest leaving speach i have ever had the pleasure to listed too. Still use his punch line today and makes me smile when i remember it.

Rob, was the model artisan in everyway, and any Cfn and JNCO that had the pleasure to serve with Rob, had a model soldier and tradesman to follow.

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart i read this as Rob was never far from my thoughts of soldiers who got out, and what they were up too.

To Robs family and friends my thoughts are with you, and i only wish i could be there to say farwell to a fellow artisan and true gentleman.
If anyone can inform me of his resting place i would be greatful, just to say goodbye to him.

Many a happy hour in the mess listening to your stories Rob, what a life, outstanding in everyway, and to quote you my good friend, " he was fed up of the army pissing down his back and telling him its raining " a total gem.

Rob i will see you at the pearly gates, spanners at hand and we will pimp the lords charriot up.
 
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