The Times Obituaries Bob Astles


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Astles arriving at court in Kampala: he was an official at the heart of the country’s dreaded State Research Centre
Geoffrey White / Daily Mail / Rex Features
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Bob Astles is dead! The LondonEvening Post


The London Evening Post regrets to announce the death of one of our most revered columnists. Robert Asketill, the man famously known to many as ‘Bob Astles’ and to his friends as ‘Bob’ and the man who founded the Uganda Aviation Services, the first airline to employ Ugandans which was renamed ‘Uganda Airlines’ by Idi Amin, has died.

He was responsible for my father’s murder and should have had the guts to admit the part he played in the death of so many innocent people. He even had to conceal his own death for fear of recrimination. He took his ugly secrets to his grave. He tried to fool many in his latter years but he can not fool those who know his true nature. He destroyed my family and many others, only the universe can grant forgiveness to those who commit such atrocities.

It is ridiculous to write a ‘revered columnists. Robert Asketill, the man famously known to many as ‘Bob Astles’…. as though he was actually called Robert Asketill and that he was only famed as ‘Bob Astles’. His name was Bob Astles, and the assumed name of Robert Asketill clear concealed the true identity of a man with blood on his hands. How ever much he did to help people in his latter years he still had to conceal his death and burial for fear of recrimination knowing his own guilt, and the part he played in the murder of my father only one of many innocent people to die at his hands.

The Telegraph – Bob Astles


Bob Astles

Bob Astles, who has died aged 88, was, as the British-born adviser and factotum to the bloodthirsty Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, the most hated white man in postcolonial Africa.

Bob Astles Joins Idi Amin Dada


Bob Astles Joins Idi Amin Dada.

Comment by frankgreen47:

Do you not check your copy before you print artlcles? There are so many spelling and grammatical mistakes, its embarrassing.As for Astles, he was a disgrace – running around after Amin whilst thousands were being butchered and mutilated all over the country by Amin’s thugs. And for those from the north who say that the accounts of Amin’s brutaity were untrue, wake up and smell the coffee. Or do some proper research.