Huge applause to World War II veteran Robin Brown who has reunited thousands of old friends and colleagues, including 3000 ex-service personnel.
Robin’s brilliant websites findanoldfriend.co.uk and missedfamily.com are only possible by working with 192.com which provides Robin with edited electoral roll data, birth deaths and marriages indexes, and free directory enquiries.
“192.com is essential for providing the right names and numbers, and I can make a positive match within days,”says Mr Brown, who has himself reunited with an old war colleague from Berlin who he hadn’t seen for 55 years.
Robin Brown reuntied with Bill, last seen in Berlin 55 years ago.
Robin grew up in Herne Bay, Kent and watched the Battle of Britain from his garden, collecting scraps of metal from downed planes. After serving in the Royal Engineers from 1943 Robin joined a reinforcement battalion at the Normandy landings, and was dive-bombed by a Luftwaffe fighter jet in Holland. One of his fondest memories of the war was reuniting with his cousin on the battlefield in Belgium.
Robin now… and Robin then.
“I run my websites as a necessary small income but it is a joy to help people reunite,” he says.
Of the four to five enquiries Mr Brown get’s a day, he expects to convert at least two of these, reuniting people who have been out of touch for decades. Watch this space to learn of Robin’s reunions as they happen!