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Editor's Viewpoint: Enduring legacy of a man who sought to better lives

Colonel Robin Charley
Colonel Robin Charley

Editor's Viewpoint

Col Robin Charley (95), who has died, saw service in several theatres of conflict, most notably Korea with the Royal Ulster Rifles, but arguably made a bigger contribution to the Armed Forces after retiring. He was a human dynamo who constantly sought to improve services for those who had served their country.

And as commanded by the phrase 'At the going down of the sun and in the morning/We will remember them' from Binyon's poem, he was active in the RUR Museum, helped establish the Somme Heritage Centre and served on the NI War Memorial as well as numerous charities. He has finally stood down but leaves an enduring legacy.

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