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Bill Michie

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Bill Michie on Wednesday 9th January 2019. Bill was born in Essex but his family moved to West Africa when he was aged 2. They then moved to Rhodesia where Bill served in the Rhodesian Air Force 74 - 81 before moving to South Africa. He flew precision aerobatics (F3A) in South Africa - called pattern then - and won several National competitions, but was not in the National Team due to work and family commitments. Made the FunFly Championsh...
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Noel Stephenson

Sadly on the 19th December Noel passed away in Alnwick Infirmary , aged 82. His family comprising Mel, Zoe and Lia were at his bedside. The funeral was held in St Pauls church Alnwick where the numbers attending indicated how much Noel was loved and respected-very much so. His family are greatly appreciative of the condolence cards and messages of sympathy they have received about their Dad. Noel was well known in the local area , clubs and societies of various kinds and from the aeromodelling c...
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Bob Cutter

It is with sadness that I have to report the death of Robert (Bob) Cutter, who passed away on 29th August. Bob was a founder member of the Felbridge Flyers Radio Control Model Club in 1979. Bob joined the BMFA South East Area Committee in 1982 as Chairman until 2013 when he stood down, over 30 years in the post. Bob was a happy jolly person and always saw the funny side of life even in recent years as his health deteriorated. His funeral will be on Thursday 6th September at 3pm at the Surrey a...
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Raymond Monks 1928 - 2018

On March 25th, British aeromodelling lost not only one of its most celebrated national and international competitors but one of the very few remaining links to our beginnings before World War 2. Ray Monks built his first models at the age of seven or eight during the 1930’s- free flight, of course, there was nothing else in those days- and by the early forties he was entering competitions. In 1945 he won the S.M.A.E.’s prestigious Hamley trophy (on what is now Heathrow airport) and in 1951 qua...
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Chris Moynihan

It is my sad duty to report the death of recently retired BMFA Chairman, Chris Moynihan, who passed away at his home on 6th February 2018 after a long battle with cancer.  Chris had been receiving treatment for some time but remained in good spirits and active as BMFA Chairman for as long as he was able.  Having started model flying as a 10-year-old in 1956, Chris was drawn towards silent flight where he made his mark as a keen thermal soaring competitor and competition organiser. However, alwa...
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Terry Jones

It is with great sadness that I am to inform you of the death of Terry Jones on Thursday 18th January 2018. Terry had been battling cancer for quite some time and became very ill last Sunday. Penny, Kate & Lucy were all with him when he passed. Terry was a long standing member of the Blackdown Radio Control Club and will be sorely missed by many past and present. Terry joined the club around 1990 and was always an active member of club activities, especially the bring and show events...
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Syd Marshall

It is with sadness that we have to report the death of Mr Syd Marshall who had been the President of Boston Model Aero Club for the past 35 years and was one of the founder members in 1948. Syd served in the RAF as a flight engineer and flew 36 operations with Bomber Command most of them in Lancaster. He was a volunteer at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, located at RAF Coningsby. He will be sadly missed by everyone. Terry Brown - Boston Model Aero Club
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Dick Edmunds

Sadly we have to report that Dick Edmonds, known to many in the aero modeling world , passed away on 14th October 2017, aged 87. Dick was born and grew up in High Wycombe. As a young lad Dick was always keen on aircraft spotting, especially during the war years, when the town’s furniture industry was diverted into making aircraft parts – particularly for the largely wooden Mosquito After the war he started his hobby of aero modeling with Free Flight, then went on to Control Line and eventuall...
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Brian Martin

North east flyer and Contest Secretary, Brian Martin, has died. Brian flew power models in all forms from the 50s to the late 70s, before switching to rubber, going on to feature in the British F1B team on several occasions. Brian didn't miss a single free flight contest season in over 50 years, before stepping down from competition in 2012. A small family funeral was held this week. Brian sadly suffered with Alzheimer's and Dementia in his final years. If you'd like to donate towards Alzheimer...
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Norman Butcher FSMAE 1928 - 2017

Norman Butcher FSMAE; 15.10.1928 – 13.08.2017   It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Norman Butcher FSMAE at the age of 89. A prolific and successful aeromodeller, Norman always had two ambitions, the first being to earn a living from the model trade and the second to achieve success in competition. He succeeded magnificently in both. Coming through the then traditional routes of glider and rubber power in the 1940s, he moved on to i.c. power, creating many of his own...
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