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Ken Sheppard - 1926-2013

Ken, a Life Member of the Marquis Model Flying Club, passedaway on 3rd December at the age of 87 Ken was not only a foundermember of the Club but the chairman at the inaugural meeting which was held inhis garage workshop in 1967. What started years earlier with a loose group ofmodel fliers using a wartime airfield just outside Weymouth near to a pubcalled the Marquis of Granby became the Club which endures to this day.He remained as chairman until 1970 and returned to this jobbetween 1995 and 20...
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Leslie Goule 1943 - 2013

Leslie Goule 1943 - 2013It is with great sadness that Leslie Goule passed away on 19th December 2013after going into hospital for heart surgery.Les as his friends called him started flying & competing in control lineat the Nationals in the 1960's, this then led him into joining variousdifferent clubs before becoming a long standing member of the Three Shires MFCalong with Jim Davis, Dave Wright & many more.Les was always on hand to pass on his knowledge not only of modelling butalso his ...
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Ron Firth FSMAE - 1928-2013

It is with muchsadness that we report the death of Ron Firth FSMAE, who passed away on 20Dec 2013 at the age of 85.Ron had been an active aeromodeller for much of his life, and in November1970 he had been appointed a Fellow of the Society of Model AeronauticalEngineers.   He also served as Society Chairman during 1971-1972.  In later life he became an avid plastic modelconstructor, graduating from Airfix to scratch-build vacu-formed models.Heis survived by his ...
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Terry Parris 1936 – 2013

The secretary of the East Sussex Soaring Association regrets to inform model fliers in Sussex of the death of Terry Parris who died at his home in Eastbourne on 23 June 2013. He had been ill for some time but had been appearing on the slope until quite recently.Terry was a founder member of the East Sussex Soaring Association in 1976, along with John Adams, Cam Tate and Adrian Lawson-Wood. The club was set up with the objective of developing interest in slope flying and also to create a local bo...
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