From there he moved to Capital Radio, where he combined a career in sales with regular programmes on air, using his real name of Ian Davidson.
Since then he has been employed by a number of stations throughout the south of England, including Radio Mercury in Crawley, County Sound Guildford, 210-FM Reading, KFM Tonbridge and Delta Radio in Haslemere, mainly working as a salesman but often finding time to broadcast as well.
He now owns a holiday complex in Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.
Robbie used both sides of the same single as his theme tunes at different times.
The A-side was I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman by Whistling Jack Smith but he also used the B-side The British Grin And Bear.
Some of his own photos taken during his time at sea can be found on the Radio London website and he has his own site at
There seems to be some confusion as to where and when Rick was born.
When Sutch started planning his radio station, it was natural that he should ask his old friend to get involved and Colin agreed.