Colonel the Reverend Robbie George Russel Hall QGM

I was privileged to get to know Robbie when I was a young BFES teacher in Iserlohn. I have vivid memories of him sitting in the midst of us teachers who lived in the mess, squashed into Trudi’s room. With his boyish face and twinkly-eyed smile, he won us all over – but to be the only man with all of us was an act of great bravery! Of course he went onto marry one of us. Helen had become a close friend and my husband and I have followed their married life, meeting up every few years and sharing our news in between. What always struck me about Robbie was that he had the qualities of gentleness and strength in equal measure. It made him a truly fine leader and a lovely husband and father. His was a wonderful example of Christianity lived out. With Helen’s strength of faith too and her own admirable qualities they have been a great partnership and have weathered storms together. Helen is a firm friend and I feel sure that this will remain so, wherever in the world she may be. I will always remember Robbie with great fondness.

Elaine Brain ( ne Wallington)

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