High flier is new Barnstaple Rotary Club president
STEWART Robinson has taken over from John Wilsher as President of Barnstaple Rotary Club. He has been a Rotarian for the last six years since he retired after serving over 40 years as a pilot in the RAF. Fifteen of those years were spent at RAF Chiven
STEWART Robinson has taken over from John Wilsher as President of Barnstaple Rotary Club.
He has been a Rotarian for the last six years since he retired after serving over 40 years as a pilot in the RAF.
Fifteen of those years were spent at RAF Chivenor where he ended up as the last RAF Station Commander before handing over the station to the Royal Marines in 1995
Stewart was born in Yorkshire but brought up in Lancashire. He joined the RAF in 1962 and served in the UK, Germany and Italy flying a variety of aircraft including Canberras, Phantoms, Hunters and Hawks.
You may also want to watch:
He now enjoys his retirement in Devon with his wife Andrea to whom he has been married for more than 40 years. They have two grown up daughters and one grandson. His hobbies include golf, sea fishing and cooking.
His aims during his year of office include attracting some younger members into Rotary and helping many local and international charities including the ShelterBox charity based in Cornwall.
- 1 Northam Murder: Accused carer told police he 'loved her to bits'
- 2 PICTURES: Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit The Burton at Bideford
- 3 Jewellery and cash stolen in Barnstaple burglary
- 4 PICTURES: Duchess of Cornwall visits Little Bridge House in Fremington
- 5 Bideford man dies after Link Road crash near South Molton
- 6 'Spot The Oddity' in Bideford for your chance to win £100
- 7 Plan to replace old North Devon Leisure Centre with housing submitted
- 8 Britain’s most influential artists exhibit at The Burton at Bideford
- 9 Northam Murder: Expert says trail of clues link carer to the scene
- 10 A361: Crash involving car and lorry blocks Link Road near South Molton
The Rotary Club of Barnstaple was formed in 1924 and meets every Thursday lunchtime at the Park Hotel.