It is with great sadness that we have to advise of the sudden death of Robin Brodhurst.
It is with great sadness that we have to advise of the sudden death of Robin Brodhurst. Robin died a few days ago at his home in Newbury.
Known to many of us at BMMHS, Robin attended nearly all our meetings and Zooms talks, gave informative and detailed talks with a great knowledge and vibrance, and could always be relied upon to challenge all our speakers with great eloquence and courtesy with searching questions during the Q&A sessions. His presence at our events will be greatly missed.
Robin was educated at Marlborough College, RMA Sandhurst, Goldsmiths’ College, London and Cambridge Universities. He served for 6 years as an officer in the Royal Green Jackets, and then, after university as a mature student, became a History teacher, ending as Head of History for 22 years at Pangbourne College.
He was a prolific writer and reviewer of historical and cricketing literature and documents for various organisations, and published Churchill’s Anchor, a biography of Dudley Pound, and editing The Bramall Papers. Robin has recently published the Altham-Bradman Letters a collection of his grandfather’s correspondence with Sir Donald Bradman as well as a volume of documents on Anglo-American Naval Relations between 1939 and 1941. Robin’s other two passions were cricket – he was a member of the MCC – and jazz music.
He will be greatly missed by us all at BMMHS for his great knowledge, the help and advice he has always been happy to give and for being great company.