Robin "Robbie" Jewitt : Engineer
I am saddened to say that Robbie, a former BCal Engineer, passed away on 12th November 2020. My sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and former colleagues.

Robbie worked at various locations all over the world, including Houston and LA, where he is fondly remembered.

Service details

Robbie's service was held on 25th November 2020 at the Surrey & Sussex crematorium, near Gatwick

No flowers please, but any donations to MacMillan Cancer please.
Robbie's funeral notice:

Robbie Remembered

From Tony Rider:
Sad News, RIP Robbie Fly High

From Roger Warren:
RIP Robbie

From Tom Houston:
Remember him well in L.A. In light aircraft flying over airport en route for breakfast somewhere.

From Jim Williams:
Very sad, Robbie was a true gentleman. RIP Robbie.

From Caron Phillips:
RIP Robbie and my sincere condolences to his family and friends

From Jackie Hebert:
I'm so honored to know Robbie. Fantastic engineer with BCAL IAH. Condolences to his family & friends

From Maria Shaw:
IAHBR - So many great memories! I will miss my friend. RIP Robbie

From Fee Flee:
So very sorry to hear this. Fly Free Robbie xx

From Bob Cooper:
Sad news indeed, RIP Robbie

From Gail Williams
Worked with Robbie for years at BCAL IAH. We were all such a close family. My memories of our friendship will be with me always .. RIP Robbie

From Brenda Painter:
RIP Robbie - remember him well.

From Hugh Cowan
Robbie - a very gentle man with a wonderful sense of humour who always had time for everyone. Oh, yes, and he was also a very professional engineer, seeing the big picture all the time.

From Seona Craig
I remember Robbie - he was an engineer in Nairobi when I was secretary to Smithie, the Line Stations Engineer. RIP

From Roger Creasey
I knew Robbie from way back in the 1950s when he was originally a Radio Engineer for Transair in Berlin. Our paths crossed many times over the years. From working with him during the introduction of the VC10 into BUA service, to Rio in South America and then working with him in Malawi. He was very much a company man I remember being in the Technical Library in Hangar 3 at LGW when Arnold Sheead (Chief Engineer) came in and said "Ah Robbie will you go to Lagos" Rob said yes, WHEN?, Arnold said NOW, Rob dropped everything went home packed and went that afternoon. Sadly missed; one of the nice guys.

From Vic Ball
Sad to see the passing of Robbie. Whatever I'd put in the tech log on landing at Houston he could always rectify it. A very very clued up engineer. I believe he purchased a Tiger Moth and flew it down to Houston where he completely refurbished it. I went to see it he had it hangared in a small airfield and it was just a wonderful machine. I wonder what happened to it, perhaps one of his fellow engineers knows? So R. I. P.  ROBBIE. With respect F/E Victor Ball

From Brian Wassell
Sorry to hear of the passing of Robbie, with him being an out station engineer our paths never crossed until a few years ago when doing my annual knocking on doors for the RBL poppy appeal l had Robbie at his door. One of us started on about the airport and of course our airline with that  I was invited across his threshold to see his a/c me thinking a model but no in his long front room there was a set of fabric wings plus the fuselage of his a/c, tiger moth I believe. A very interesting gentleman indeed.

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Condolences have also been extended by:

Dave Thaxter, Riaz Butt, John Morgan, Graham Lambert, Jeremy Berridge, Graham Joyner, Dave Surry, Tina Harvey, Peter Durran,
Sally Simmonds, Liz Rogers, Kris Massie, Jennifer Grail, Robert Bunch, Christine Jegu

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