Gerry Tideswell 1933 - 2022

On Tuesday 22nd Mar./22   Another Northern Free-flight modeller made his final Fly-off.

     A Church Fenton / Rufforth regular,he was very much involved in both Glider and Rubber Club Competitions in the 50's / 60's.

    He had various designs published via Northern Area News over the Years.

    One of his Northern group was Mike Proctor who was encouraged and mentored by Gerry as a junior, eventually becoming

    wellknown himself as an Administrator and competitor in Electro - glider disciplines.

    Into the 21st Century Gerry also took up R/C slope soaring at his local patch of Baildon Moor.

    His send-off was a low-key Family affair in which i was able to join them on the day, - representing

    Aeromodellers past and present.

 

    RALPH DARNBROUGH 

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