Pals make a splash in Sam's memory
RAIN did nothing to dampen the spirits of competitors in yesterday's third annual boat race along the River Towy in memory of fallen Carmarthen soldier Samuel Robinson.
Bombardier Robinson (pictured, right) was serving in support of Combined Force Sangin and died in an explosion in the Sangin district of Afghanistan's Helmand Province in July 2010.
The 31-year-old, from Pentre Morgan in Bronwydd, was also a keen paddler and had been a member of the Gwendraeth Valley Paddlers along with his dad Dennis Robinson.
The club held the memorial race from Carmarthen's quay side to the Towy Boat Club outside Llansteffan to commemorate Sam's life.
In 2011, the race was renamed the Samuel Robinson Memorial Race, having previously been called the Towy Boat Race.