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.


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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.

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The Rotary Club of Barnstaple was formed in 1924 and meets every Thursday lunchtime at the Park Hotel.

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