Hayley Kent, Roy’s daughter writes:
Roy Probert passed away peacefully on the 14th June 2021 at the age of 86.
Roy’s passion for the ALVIS will always be remembered. He started with the company in 1967 and progressed to Quality Control Manager giving the company 28 years service. When Roy retired at the age of 60 he set up his own consultancy business which took him back to the ALVIS offering them support due to the knowledge he had on the Aero Engine.
Roy went on to write a book called ,”LEONIDES The ALVIS Aero Engine” as he wanted to put what he knew so much about and had learnt on this subject over those years into print. A second book was written by Roy Probert called ‘One Man’s ALVIS’ and he gives recollections of the former company in his own words from 1967 to the severance of its manufacturing associations with Coventry. To date this one hasn’t been published but shows one man’s passion for a company he loved working for and continued to love until he died.
Roy Probert leaves behind him two daughters who live in Solihull/Coventry and both keen to keep his memory alive. Roy Probert will be remembered as a man who had a wealth of knowledge of these engines and who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
The funeral service is at the Robin Hood Crematorium, Shirley, Solihull on Wednesday 7th July at 11.30am. It is being broadcast on:
https://watch.obitus.com username sulo1387 password 971200
Roy has requested donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK.
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