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Captain A. L (Scruffy) Robinson

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Topic: Captain A. L (Scruffy) Robinson
Posted By: brackles
Subject: Captain A. L (Scruffy) Robinson
Date Posted: 05 May 2009 at 14:35

I have unearthed some Imperial Airways picture postcards each with a photo of one of the original staff pilots - identifiable by their signatures included within the image.  Much has been written about many of these heroes but I have not been able to find much about Scruffy Robinson e.g.  WW1 service, etc. I have found a few lines in CCI Digest 855 by Nick Forder who stated that he left Imperial to run a pub.  I'd be interested in any other info.

I have one or two duplicates I would be willing to exchange to complete the "set" if anyone is interested.

Posted By: AndyK
Date Posted: 08 May 2009 at 13:37

Posted on behalf of Nick Forder - we'll get him back on line with us shortly :-)

ROBINSON Capt AL "Scruffy"

            Joined Berkshire Aviation Company January 1920

            Pilot, Daimler Hire  (Daimler Airways) from the Summer of 1922

            1 April 1924 Pilot Imperial Airways Ltd (following incorporation of Daimler Airways in to Imperial)

            Retired to run pub

            Joined Air Transport Auxiliary as a multi-engine instructor in 1941


Posted By: brackles
Date Posted: 09 May 2009 at 18:07
Thanks Andy.
The info you posted was that which I'd already found in the CCI Digest. I think Scruffy was born in Barnsbury Islington and at one time was a Sgt in the RFC but have nothing to corroborate this. I wonder if the pub he ran still exists.

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