ROBIN HUGHES

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ROBIN HUGHES

Post by Steven Cole » Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:12 pm

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It is with sad regret to announce that DTELS.org has been advised today by Mike Brain of the untimely death of Robin Hughes last weekend (10/11th December).

For a period of time during the mid 1970's onwards, Robin was Deputy Director of Engineering, later to be known as Static Systems and then DTELS Engineering Consultancy. During my early days at Maintenance Planning Unit from 1983 onwards I found him to be a very approachable and likeable gentleman. Unfortunately, I do not have any further details on Robin's past history other than to direct you to three articles in the Intercom Journals in which he appeared, details as follows:

Intercom Journal No.8/Page 5, No.9/Page 6, No.12/Page 29

As of the date of this announcement (13th December) no further details are available. Our sympathy is extended to his wife Ellen and his immediate family.

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Robin Hughes

Post by AlanCopp » Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:09 pm

Extremely sad news. Robin was a great mentor to me as he designed, in conjunction with IAL, the Communications Control Centre at the Police National Computer at Hendon that I took over as TTO B for operational management. Technically and in business terms very shrewd and a very pleasant man, approachable and always available for a chat and a beer. His death must have been untimely as I would guess that he would only be in his middle to late 60s. If any further information is available as to funeral arrangements or contacts, I would personally appreciate it.

Alan Copperwaite

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Post by Steven Cole » Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:43 pm

Hello Alan

The only way I have of putting you in contact with Robins wife is via Mike Brain. However, I am away from home for some days now dealing with a personal matter and I don't have Mike's telephone number to hand. If you drop me an email I will see if I can get it tomorrow and reply accordingly.

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Robin Hughes

Post by AlanCopp » Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:17 am

Thank you Steve, I have set you a PM.

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Post by Steven Cole » Sun Dec 18, 2005 12:51 pm

Further to my original announcement, it transpires that Robin died very suddenly on Saturday (10 December) after an emergency admission to hospital.

Robin's funeral will be held at 3pm on Tuesday 20th December at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Austenwood Common, Chalfont St. Peter SL9 9JR.

At present, I do not have any direct family contact details.

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Short message from Robin's Wife, Ellen

Post by Steven Cole » Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:07 pm

Message relayed via Mike Brain

Family flowers only. Donations to the Chesire & Amersham RAF Association.
Money can be sent to the Undertaker as follows:

F D Edwards
38 Oak End Way
Gerrards Cross
SN9

Ellen also said that she would be delighted to see any of the ex-D of Tels
personnel at the funeral.

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