Bob Richter (1943-2013)
The staff and volunteers at the Comox Air Force Museum are mourning the recent passing of one of our stalwarts: Bob Richter. An Air Force veteran, Bob served a full career as a Long Range Patrol Navigator. His final duty in uniform was on the staff of the Air Force Indoctrination School here in Comox. Upon retirement from the Air Force it was a natural process for him to bring his love of the Air Force and his knowledge of its proud history and take the helm of the Comox Air Force Museum. Starting in 1996 he served as the Curator, and much more. Under his tireless and savvy leadership the Museum kept going, even in tough times, and gradually grew and improved over the years. In 2008 Bob handed the reins to me, giving me thorough and detailed instructions on every element of Museum operations. In a way we had come full circle, because back in 1980 I was a brand new Long Range Patrol Navigator, and Captain Bob Richter was my instructor on the mighty Argus.
Bob’s positive impact on the Comox Air Force Museum cannot be overstated, and a big part of his legacy is our beautiful Museum, of which he was so proud. While we mourn the loss of Bob, we celebrate his achievements and recognise his leadership over the years. Per Ardua, Bob.
Jon Ambler Program Manager & Volunteer Coordinator