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F1C World Championship Bronze Medal & F1 Challenge Cup 3rd place for GBR

The British F1C (Free Flight Power) team of John Cuthbert, Ken Faux & Mick Lester took the Team Bronze medal at the F1 FAI World Championships in Mongolia.  Congratulations to all three pilots. The GBR team of nine pilots placed 3rd in the F1 Challenge which cover all three F1 classes: F1A, F1B & F1C (Glider, Rubber Power, IC Power). Congratulations to the whole GBR F1 team for this outstanding performance.
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John Roper (SLEC)

I am so sorry to report the sad passing of former owner of SLEC and member of Gravesend Aero-Modelling Club 'John Roper’, who passed away on 16th July 2015. John for many years revolutionised model building with his plastic modelling accessories making life a whole lot easier for us all, and his products can still be bought from Ripmax to this day. I am sure that SLEC products are in virtually every sport plane in every club through out the UK.  But John's legacy is more then just model flyi...
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North Luffenham

North Luffenham will be available for the 6th Area Centralised event this Sunday. The BMFA office has now received the signed licence thereby enabling all remaining competitions booked for the site in 2015 to now go ahead as planned.
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Graham Lynn MBE FSMAE - Update

Further to the announcement of the death of Graham Lynn MBE FSMAE, we have now received confirmation of the funeral arrangements, which will take place on Wednesday 29th April. There will be a service of Remembrance and Memorial for Graham which will take place at Brampton Parish Church (St Mary Magdalene, PE28 4PF)at 2pm. Refreshments will be available afterwards at Brampton Park Golf Club, Buckden Road, Brampton, PE28 4NF. Donations are invited in favour of Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (...
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Graham Lynn MBE FSMAE

Graham Lynn MBE FSMAE

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Graham Lynn MBE FSMAE on the morning of 12th April. The contribution that Graham made to the model flying movement over many years was remarkable.  Having had a long career in the RAF (rising to the rank of Wing Commander) and serving as RAFMAA Chairman, he took up employment with the BMFA in 1994 within months of his retirement from the RAF, initially as General Secretary and then as Chief Executive.  Amongst his many significant achi...
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John Henderson FSMAE 1928-2015

His signature tune was contained within his telephone answering message “Sorry John is not here to take your call. If it is to do with the Church or aeromodelling, please, please leave a message and John will get back to you.” This message explained his wide range of friends. His work for the Church will be spoken of elsewhere. For many years, John along with his brother Eric, were to be seen on the BMFA Stand at the Power Nationals and at all the shows within their Area. John was a member of...
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SAM 1066 meetings at Middle Wallop

Posted on behalf of SAM1066: Following on from good news regarding the Easter Meeting, we have now heard that the balance of the program for the year has been granted permission, subject of course to the usual MoD caveats regarding cancellation at short notice. We live with this every year. As a reminder, dates are:3rd/4th May; 13th/14th June; 30th/31st August; 3rd/4th October & 15th November (AGM to be held after this last meeting.) The full comp program will appear in the next NC. N...
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John Henderson FSMAE

It is with regret and sadness that we inform you of the death of John Henderson Fellow who passed away on Friday 6th March at St David’s Hospital Cardiff, following an inoperable brain tumour. John would have been 87 this year.   John was elected to Fellowship in 1995 and served on the Executive Committee as PRO for 7 years from 1996 – 2003. Many of you will also know John from the many shows he attended as Stand Manager, not to mention many years manning the BMFA Stand at the R/C Nationals ...
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