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Sep 05 2011

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Rear Admiral “Chico” Roberts †

Rear-Admiral “Chico” Roberts, who has died aged 93, was one of the Royal Navy’s most experienced aviators and saw action in two of the last century’s major conflicts. Read his obituary on the Telegraph.

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  1. Peter Squibb

    I Served under Rear Admiral “Chico” Roberts ,at RNAS Culdrose in `64-65. (When I was the Air Eng. Workshops Officer…………..and a sea fishing associate). I well remember the instructions to repaint the Yachting club`s (Safety cutter), Dayglow Red, so as to allow easy search and find, if we were at sea fishing and he was required to be picked up by the `Chopper`.
    My wife also remembers the flowers sent by Mrs. Roberts ,within two hours of the birth of my daughter, in 1964, when we were in Married quarters at Culdrose. A geat “Skipper” to have known . A sad loss to the Fleet. Peter Squibb………
    (Engineer Lieutenant. RN (Rtd))

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