Robin Brodie-James : Captain
Sadly we have learnt that Robin passed away on 17th October 2020, aged 91, he had suffered a stroke a few months earlier in June.  He spent his last months at home being cared for by his family and passed away peacefully with family present.

Our sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and former colleagues at this time.

Robin joined Morton's in 1961 and completed his 25 years service mainly on the 1-11 fleet before retiring from the A310 fleet.



Service details

In line with Robin's wishes there was no funeral or service.

He was cremated and half of his ashes will be scattered at his home and the other half will be scattered in Greece at the site where his uncle died in the war.


Right, we have a photo of Robin when he flew for Morton Air Services

Robin Remembered

From Jim Will:
RIP Robin

From Caron Phillips:
RIP Robin, and my condolences to his family and friends

From Sally Vickers: Oh I flew so many flights with Capt Brodie-James. Sad to hear hes taken his last flight

From Richard Blackwell:
From an old load controller, always a delight to present a loadsheet to. Rest in Peace Robin

From Nikki Mitchell
How sad, did my very first flight with him and Russ Brumby in 1978. A 1-11 200 to CDG, and was offloaded as excess baggage! Condolences to his family

From Coreen Wilcox
Rest in peace Captain Brodie-James who I often flew with. My sincere condolences to his family and friends

From Lawrence "Loz" Allan
I am very sorry to hear Robin has passed away and my sincere condolences to his family and friends. Robin and I flew together during my early days on the 1-11; me as a single-striped F/O. I will always remember his love of wildlife and nature. Most of all I remember that he was delightful to fly with, particularly as he had a great sense of humour - self deprecating, and always very funny. God bless you Robin - Loz Allan.

From David Heal
In the late 1960s Robin gave me a Christmas Tree from his Nursery and today I can look into my Garden and see this wonderful Tree now full grown. Robin was a Gentleman and seeing this Tree every day reminds me what a good Man he was. Rest in Peace Robin.

From Jill Kingsman
Robin and I met when he joined Morton Air Services after the airline moved to Gatwick from Croydon 60 years ago, and he flew their Doves and Herons.  A good friend from a very long time ago!

From William "Bill" Newman
I was saddened to learn of Robin's passing. I first flew with Robin in 1967 on a Bristol Freighter at Lydd and then many times on the BAC 1-11's at Gatwick during the early 70's. A great guy to team up with both on and off the aircraft......an impish sense of humour. I really enjoyed his company. Sincere condolences to his family and many friends. RIP Robin.




If you would like to leave a message in remembrance please drop me a line anytime at  BCalatribute@outlook.com



Condolences have also been extended by:

Dave Thaxter, Roger Warren, Fee Flee, Richard Church, Jane Macey, Jennifer Grail, Don Eckford, Graham Lambert, Janet Willis, Jenny Thomas, Peter Durran, Susie Douglas-Smith, John R Potter, Riaz Butt, Ian Plumridge, Julie Green, John Morgan, Pat Cresswell, Sally Simmonds. Christine Jegu, Tina Harvey, Stella Bassett, Lindsay Smith, Gerri Higgins, Julie Nuttall, Kris Massie. Julie Hourigan






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