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Obituary: Robin Banks - Scottish television pioneer 1925-2017

THE TELEVISION engineer who made sure the 1952 funeral of George VI could be viewed in Scotland has died aged 92.

Robin Banks BSc, Associate of the Royal College of Science and Technology (ARCST) was one of Campbeltown Grammar school’s most illustrious alumni.

Robert, always know as Robin, was the son of Alex Banks, an English teacher at the school and his wife Mary, of Lochend, Campbeltown.

After leaving the school as Dux in 1943 Robin trained in electronic communications and engineering at the Royal College in Glasgow after which, instead of National Service, he was transferred to classified electronic communications work in the Marconi research laboratories in Chelmsford, Essex.

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