Sunday, 11 March 2012

Rab Wood

IT IS with enormous sadness that we announce the death of Robert ‘Rab’ Wood, one of Talking2Minds' greatest champions.
Rab, 54, died on Friday in a hotel room in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe in circumstances which are still being investigated.
He leaves a widow Sue and two sons.
His death comes as a huge shock to all who loved and respected him in the security services, at the Ministry of Defence and from his wide circle of family and friends.
From the moment Talking2Minds was formed four years ago, Rab has been an encouraging and crucial supporter.
The charity’s founder Rob Paxman said: “Rab was a great friend to me and to so many others. He helped us make some very influential contacts and we are indebted to him.”
We send our condolences to Sue and his family.
On a personal note, Rab was one of my oldest and dearest friends and I am going to miss him terribly.
His funeral arrangements will also be announced on this blog and on


  1. Anonymous11 March 2012 17:31

    Dear Neville,

    Although we have never met - I have spoken with you before and we have had dealings, thru Rab.

    Rob called me last night and informed me of the sad, sad news.

    Rab recruited me to my first ever "civvy" job at Newmarket, babysitting Sheik Mo's race horses and shortly after that, I ran the Artist's Rifle's Club for him, while Bob Scott was on an extended holiday.

    I have a bag full of memories involvings Rab and it's true to say that he lived the life of 20 men and more...

    My thoughts are with Sue and the boys at this time.

    A sad day indeed, Bomber

  2. Cheap Flights to Bulawayo30 May 2012 14:01

    He who has seen one cathedral ten times has seen something; he who has seen ten cathedrals once has seen but little; and he who has spent half an hour in each of a hundred cathedrals has seen nothing at all.

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