Captain Graham Robinson
Captain Graham Robinson passed away after a short illness
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Former commander of Britannia Royal Naval College passes away after short illness

Captain Graham Robinson
Captain Graham Robinson passed away after a short illness

Captain Graham Robinson, a former Commander of Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth, has passed away after a short illness. 

Capt Robinson served in the Royal Navy for 35 years, having joined in September 1963.

He served on board 10 ships and was in command of HMS Galatea during the time of the Falklands War, as well as HMS Arlingham in Gibraltar.

Capt Robinson was commander of BRNC Dartmouth for three years and also spent four years as director of Naval Physical Training and Sport.

On leaving the Royal Navy in 1998, he took up the newly created post of Secretary of the Combined Services Sports Board.

He was responsible for establishing and implementing sports policy for the Armed Forces and coordinating sporting activity among the three services at a combined services level.

The Royal Navy Football Association announced his passing on the social media site X, posting: "It is with deep regret, we announce the passing of former RNFA Chair, Captain Graham Robinson Royal Navy.

"Our sincere condolences go out to his family at this time."

Capt Graham was also a trustee of British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) and was appointed a life vice president of the charity after working in the welfare and investment committees.

BFBS chief executive Ben Chapman said: "I know that his spirit and his legacy will live on at BFBS, and the work he championed in supporting UKAF sport, something which is high on the agenda for BFBS’s future."

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