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  • MerlinPete
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2006
    • 1277

    Robin Byers

    It is with great sadness that I have to report that Robin Byers passed away on 5th April after a long illness.
    A few of you will have met him with his Merlin engine at Duxford and numerous other places. I will never forget the sound of those two engines running side by side in sync. We had some great times together, and he was indeed a truly nice chap and best friend, who will be missed. He was 69.

    The funeral will be at Carlisle Crematorium at 10:20am on Wednesday 18th April.

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    If I had a quid for every time someone mentioned "buried crated Merlins", I could buy one!
  • Anon
    Mike Davey
    • Jan 2008
    • 2867

    Robin Byers

    I had the great pleasure of meeting Robin on quite a few occasions and found him to be a thoroughly nice man and a first-class engineer to boot.

    He never complained about his illness, even though I knew he had endured years of suffering, and always showed a happy disposition.

    With his engineering he had that can-do, will-do attitude which ensured the success of any project he laid his gifted hands upon.

    My condolences to his family and friends.

    Last edited by Anon; 11th April 2012, 15:41.


    • TonyT
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Oct 2006
      • 9023

      Damn, a sad lose, I used to drink with him in the Near Boot whenever I was home in Houghton. RIP Robin, a true gent who will be sorely missed.


      • knifeedgeturn
        Is c0ck-up.
        • Sep 2010
        • 534

        I met Robin a few times and chatted to him about his engine, a superb engineer, and an all round nice bloke; he'll be sadly missed.
        " A man hears what he wants to hear, and disregards the rest"


        • Rocketeer
          trying harder
          • Jan 2005
          • 5245

          That is chap and friendly, blue skies Robin.......condolescences to his family and friends
          Tony Dyer


          • Seafuryfan
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jan 2000
            • 2488

            So wonderful to be next to what sounded like a Mossie in the cruise - such a thrill. My sincere condolences to family and friends.

            Many people talk about doing stuff. Robin obviously did it.


            • racer2_uk
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Dec 2007
              • 214

              Robin was so enthusiastic for engineering and aero engines, I will always think of him when I run an engine.


              Napier Lion x 2 off


              • Merlin3945
                Aviation Archaeologist
                • Jan 2000
                • 1439

                Never had the pleasure of actually meeting him but I was at a number of engine runs at East Fortune where this photos appears to be. Never will forget the look on his face running those engines and will never forget the great big smile it put on my face.

                Heres to wishing him that same look on his face and oily hands in the here after.
                Regards Merlin



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