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Posted on 22 Nov 2014 by DANNY MCMEECHAN

It was with great sadness I heard of the passing of General "Big Bob" Richardson. During my service I served under a dozen or so COs and without doubt he was the most outstanding and charismatic CO I ever served under. He was always concerned for "his Jocks", their welfare and although a CO, he was always able to communicate with all ranks and listen to any of their concerns. Due to this "common touch", the Jocks would have followed him to hell and back! When I was TQMS in Ballykinler and he was GOC NI, I had a phone call from his Aide. General Bob wanted me to arrange a golf match at Bright Castle for him and for me to bring along a couple of other golfers, which I duly did. On his arrival at Bright Castle in two big armoured civilian vehicles and bodyguards, he caused quite a stir with the management of the club who thought they were being raided! This did not affect General Bob's game, however and he still took a fiver from me! My condolences to Candy and his family at this extremely sad time. I salute a true Royal, gentleman and son of The Regiment. RIP.


Posted on 22 Nov 2014 by Bill Jeans

Highland Branch wish to offer their sincere condolances to the Family of the late Lt Gen Bob Richardson. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this sad time ,a true officer and a gentlemaan like others have said always had time to listen to you.

RIP Sir gone but not forgottten.


Posted on 22 Nov 2014 by Dickie Donovan

Sincere condolences to Lady Candy, Guy, Charles and Jeremy. General Bob was a legendary Royal, he gave me the opportunity of a fantastic career in a Regiment second to none and for that I am truly grateful. A true gentleman and an officer of the very highest calibre. RIP.


Posted on 22 Nov 2014 by Jake Johnstone

Oh so sad news,another great Royal Scot has passed away,as Andy Kay already said he was in such great fettle at Glencorse gates, he will be truly and sorely missed by many, a true gentleman, a real professional soldier, always had an ear for anyone and would listen and offer advice. A real Royal Scot who will now join many others. RIP General Bob you gave so much to many people RIP


Posted on 22 Nov 2014 by Dave Dickson

Condolences to the Richardson family on the passing of a great man my first Commanding Officer a fair and well liked man who will be missed by all who met him and served with him over the years R.I.P. Sir Our Thoughts are with all the Richardson family at this sad time. Regards Dave & Janet


Posted on 22 Nov 2014 by John_Pottie

RIP Sir Bob Richardson. Taken too soon you were a true gentleman and a great Royal Scot. You will be missed by all who knew you. Thought and prayers are with your family at this time. Up the Royals


Posted on 22 Nov 2014 by Tam Cornwall

Sincere condolences to the family of 'Sir Bob'. My first job in the Pipe Band was to 'play him from camp' on the completion of his stint as CO. Always had time for a chat when seen at Regimental functions. R.I.P Sir.


Posted on 22 Nov 2014 by Eric Taylor

Shocked and saddened to hear the news of the passing of "Big Bob" my first CO, a proper gentleman and a "Royal" to the core. R.I.P Sir Sincere condolences to his family.


Posted on 22 Nov 2014 by David McKendrick

deepest condolences the the Family, of the late Lieutenant General Sir Robert Richardson KCB, CVO, CBE. Our thoughts and prayers, are with you all at this sad time. will be sadly missed R.I.P Sir Bob UTR


Posted on 22 Nov 2014 by David McKendrick

N.I Branch, send their deepest condolences the the Family, of the late Lieutenant General Sir Robert Richardson KCB, CVO, CBE. Our thoughts and prayers, are with you all at this sad time. A Gentleman and a good Royal, R.I.P Sir Bob


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