Message From Robin Holland

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Re: Message From Robin Holland

Postby bob davies » Sat May 18, 2013 9:39 pm

so sad to hear about robin you will be sadley missed god be with you and all your famley

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Postby Ken Lamb » Sat May 18, 2013 9:52 pm

Robin, I'll never forget the good times in Assault troop in A squadron, all serious good soldiers that could be counted on when needed. we have seen quite a few transitions over the years, lets meet up some day. Godbless and stand easy, your one of a kind, a good man with a heart. Sadly passing but never forgotten! Ken Lamb
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Postby trooper186 » Sat May 18, 2013 11:52 pm

Robin i dont think i knew you but if i did it was in my thick and nig days sorry
your illness has got hold of you fight hard Hussar thank you for your goodbyes
A.T.B Ric
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Postby Paul W. Baker » Sun May 19, 2013 10:25 am

He has been a friend of mine for many years, and although I keep saying I will come and say hi and never seem to have the time. I am at my mums next weekend and I will come and say hi. You are a good man Robin and a good friend, to the exception of this Reading thing!

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Postby Les » Sun May 19, 2013 1:40 pm

First met Robin in Hohne in early '62 along with Herbie Long, Ken Kendal and a few others. Knew all the brothers and worked with both Robin and Pete for quite a time. All have been gentlemen and true professionals and it has been a pleasure to know and work with them. All the best to Robin and the family

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Postby Ron Flowers » Sun May 19, 2013 6:34 pm

Have known Robin since Paderborne days a fabulous guy and a great soldier. spent some good times with him in A Squadron. Sorry to hear the news.
Cheers Ron

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Re: Message From Robin Holland

Postby FERDY » Sun May 19, 2013 8:27 pm

Robin,

This is such a sad time, and such an outstandingly brave thing that you are doing, to wish all your friends, (and I know you have many), a final farewell, before the inevitable happens.

May your passing be as peaceful and painless as possible. Time is now, not on any of our sides !

Like Rick I have known you from Benghazi days, I always remember you with that big smile on your face, as if it was welded there. This is how I will continue to remember you old friend.



Regards

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Postby barker » Mon May 20, 2013 12:56 pm

Bob Silcock here sorry to hear about your rise to higher things as Drac says, there when you were needed farewell from another hawk

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Re: Message From Robin Holland

Postby Bob_H » Mon May 20, 2013 8:30 pm

We said we’d go to Nevis
But the time never came
Now it seems that it’s too late
... and it’s a bloody shame.

To be in your company, Robin
Is a pleasure through and through
Now it seems you’re going away
... can it really be true?

The times we shared, all of us
Were better for your presence
Now it seems we say goodbye
... and we’ll have to bear your absence.

The smile, the tinted glasses
Are things that we shall miss
Now it seems the order has come
... but I heard no-one shout dismiss.

When you get to heaven
Look down on us if you please
Now it seems the time is approaching
... when you can stand at ease
Owfen born and Warburtons bred :lol:

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Re: Message From Robin Holland

Postby Bob_H » Tue May 21, 2013 10:30 am

Please note that tomorrow (22/5/13) I shall be printing off the messages received to date and forwarding them on to Robin prior to my departure to visit the mountain area near Berat, Albania. If you want to have your message included in this batch please post soon. Thank you.
Owfen born and Warburtons bred :lol:

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Re: Message From Robin Holland

Postby Brian Hunter » Tue May 21, 2013 12:05 pm

I remember Robin from Paderborn days so sorry to hear the bad news. It is a very brave thing you are doing in saying goodbye to your friends and comrades. We will all meet up again in that big tank park in the sky. May you have a peaceful passing.

God bless you and all your family
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Re: Message From Robin Holland

Postby Bulldog » Wed May 22, 2013 6:46 am

Hi Robin

I doubt if you remember me, but like everyone else I will always remember your professionalism, great smile, fantastic personality and those shades.

Because of the life you have lived I think I can safely say You will rest in peace Robin and we will remember you

Hussar

Dave (Bulldog) Drummond
Enjoy Life

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Re: Message From Robin Holland

Postby Bob_H » Wed May 22, 2013 1:11 pm

1st batch sent today (22/5/2013).

Thank you.
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Re: Message From Robin Holland

Postby steve wheeler » Thu May 23, 2013 12:48 am

Robin, you have been my friend and neighbour for the past 20 years. We've had many a beer around at John Colmans house watching football and we always enjoyed the banter. Couldn't have wished for a better time.

I know how brave you have been over the past few years since being diagnosed with this dreadful disease,and the words of encouragement you gave me. Our trip to the Tank Museum last month will live long in my memory mate.As my son says of you Robin " you are a legend ".

You are always in our thoughts old friend

Stitch, Marina, Dani and Steve

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Re: Message From Robin Holland

Postby Tanky2 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:24 am

So sorry to hear about your present state Robin. Although I am a Tanky I knew Robin from when we were 'Boy Soldiers' in the Boys Squadron RAC back in the 50's.

For a short time we were in the same troop and then went our separate ways when we joined our regiments. Our next meeting was in Libya. As I was leaving to go back with the regiment who should be waving to me from the bus as it was arriving to take over from us, yes, it was Robin.

Our next meeting was at Mick Burgess's farewell dinner at Lulworth. Another friend from those days along with Herbie Long (RIP). Our instructors during those long ago days were Tom Herd and Johnny Marcell.

Robin, I am sure with your regimental spirit you will overcome!

Fear Naught (regimental saying)

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