Centre forward Bobby Flavell, who featured for us as a wartime guest player from Airdrieonians, passed away at an Airdrie nursing home on March 18, aged 83.
His 15 appearances and one goal in our colours spanned the period from September, 1944 until March, 1945.
Born at Annathill on September 1, 1921, Robert Flavell played for Eastfield Heatherbell and Kirkintilloch Rob Roy prior to signing for Airdrieonians during 1940. Wartime service in London included stints as a guest player for Arsenal, Brentford and Crystal Palace.
Capped twice by Scotland during May, 1947, having also played in a 1944 wartime international, Bobby also represented the Scottish League XI.
He had stints with Heart of Midlothian, Colombian club Millonarios — where he played alongside Alfredo Di Stefano — twice won the Scottish League Cup with Dundee, Kilmarnock and ended his playing days with St. Mirren before moving on to their coaching staff.
Managerial appointments included spells with Ayr United, St. Mirren and Albion Rovers, also serving the latter as a director. During 1980 he was appointed chief scout at Berwick Rangers.