I had a knock at the door a few years ago. Smartly dressed chap in blazer, slacks, etc. "Heard you are a helicopter pilot. Put the kettle on..tea, biscuits and we can talk..." as he neatly sidestepped me and headed for the lounge.... Rod. Can't remember who gave him my address.
Very sad - I had several discussions with Rob just before Christmas but was not aware of any recent medical condition.
Rob acted as the nexus for friends and mutual acquaintances (not just for me but for most he served with) - mainly from 2 Para but also the AAC. Periodically, he would ring and bring me up to date on where everyone was and what they were doing. Those calls always lasted 59 minutes!
Just over a year ago we were discussing his extensive photo record of (our) time in 2 Para, how to preserve it and make it available for others to see. My guess is that he had not done that at the time of his demise; hopefully, it will be preserved and provided for others to use.