A confluence of events relative to the birth of Robin Thomson
Alfred Boxall, an acquaintance of Robin Thomson’s mother and the man who provided her with an alibi that deflected any police interest with regard to her involvement in the death of the man thought to have been Robin Thomson’s father, came ashore from service in the South West Pacific nine months before Robin Thomson was born.
If Alfred Boxall was not the father of Robin, then the man who was responsible for fathering Robin was in town at the same time.
If the father of Robin Thomson was known to be working for foreign intelligence at the time all three were in Sydney in October 1946, then his reappearance in 1948 may have signalled that he intended to resume the clandestine work.
In this way, the other two may have learnt of his re-appearance in Australia in 1948.