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Mr Robert (Bob) A J Dale

31 August 1923 - 26 December 2014

Robert (Bob) Dale served with the 814 Squadron on HMS Venerable 1944-1945.

He was a mechanic on Barracuda and Vought Corsair aircraft and explained that his pilots would take him up as a passenger to ensure everything was working properly. He designed the squadron crest which is still in use today and thoroughly enjoyed his time with the Fleet Air Arm, meeting friends whom he kept in touch with for many years.

He was a Master Builder and latterly worked for Wandsorth Council as a building Surveyor.
He lived a full life, married for over 60 years to his dear wife Win, and for last 21 months of his life, lived with his daughter Sharon, son in law Paul and grandson Rob.

He enjoyed gardening, growing and showing cacti, calligraphy, arts and crafts and visiting gardens and National Trust properties.