Sir Robert of Ronkonkoma (Bob
Peter Knott writes to say -
I have just learned that Bob died last year from liver failure. I send him a Christmas card every year and have just had one back from his brother Richard in Pittsburgh to tell me the news. I will write to him on behalf of all the W/T folk who may remember him. There may not be many apart from JWP and me.
Bob was from Grumman and worked with us in the VSTOL tunnel on a few occasions in the 70's doing some VSTOL project testing as part of an exchange with Grumman for CFC know-how. He was fascinated by the British Establishment, Knights and all that. He lived in Ronkonkoma on Long Island, so we christened him Sir Robert of Ronkonkoma. I 'looked after' him during his visits and was similarly treated when visiting Grumman on Long Island.
Nice story, eh?
PK 20 Dec 2006