All of us at the Bomber Command Association have been very saddened to learn of the death of Robin Gibb last Sunday.
His successful campaign for a Bomber Command Memorial touched the lives of so many veterans and relatives of the 55,573, and it will stand, alongside his music, as a lasting legacy to him.
We are so very sorry that he will not be with us on the 28th June to see it dedicated. The many tributes to Robin, in the press, on TV, and online, say so much more than we can in a short website update.
Our thoughts are with Robinís family and also with Jim Dooley who greatly valued Robinís support and friendship.
Malcolm White, Chairman, Bomber Command Association, made the following statement yesterday:
"The Bomber Command Association and its many members were deeply saddened to learn that Robin Gibb died last night.
We send our love and best wishes to Dwina and all the family.
Robin has been a magnificent champion of the Bomber Command Memorial Campaign and without his devoted support and commitment we would not be where we are today.
His legacy will be his music; but so too his determination during his illness and from our perspective, his work as President of the Heritage Foundation which brought the Memorial to life.
Throughout his illness Robin remained in close touch with the Association and visited the Memorial site earlier this year. Nonetheless, it is a tragedy that Robin will not see the finished article.
But Robin did his bit for all who served in Bomber Command and on the behalf of the veterans and the relatives of those who died in WWII, we would simply like to say, thank you".