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Lieutenant Colonel Vyvyan Robinson

Mar 01, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

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...