Lieutenant Colonel Vyvyan Robinson
LIEUTENANT COLONEL VYVYAN ROBINSON, who has died aged 87, won a Military Cross in Borneo in 1965 during the confrontation with Indonesia.
In 1963, Robinson assumed command of a company of 2nd Bn 6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles (2/6 GR). In September the following year, the battalion had operational responsibility for part of Sarawak.
The company's base at Bario had bunkers, trenches and a landing strip, and its defences included barbed wire fences and Claymore mines. Helicopt...