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RAeC Trust Bursaries for 2014 - Final Call for Applications

The Royal Aero Club Trust have asked us to remind members that there is still time to submit applications for their 2014 bursaries.  Over recent years, there have been a number of successful applications from BMFA members, but to date there have been no applications submitted for the 2014 bursaries. If you know of anyone who may benefit from one of these bursaries, please encourage them to apply.    • Aged between 16 years and 21 years? • Got a basic ...
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Ken Sheppard - 1926-2013

Ken, a Life Member of the Marquis Model Flying Club, passed away on 3rd December at the age of 87 Ken was not only a founder member of the Club but the chairman at the inaugural meeting which was held in his garage workshop in 1967. What started years earlier with a loose group of model fliers using a wartime airfield just outside Weymouth near to a pub called the Marquis of Granby became the Club which endures to this day. He remained as chairman until 1970 and returned to this jo...
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Leslie Goule 1943 - 2013

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

It is with much sadness that we report the death of Ron Firth FSMAE, who passed away on 20 Dec 2013 at the age of 85. Ron had been an active aeromodeller for much of his life, and in November 1970 he had been appointed a Fellow of the Society of Model Aeronautical Engineers.   He also served as Society Chairman during 1971-1972.  In later life he became an avid plastic model constructor, graduating from Airfix to scratch-build vacu-formed models...
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Visit from the Model Aeronautical Association of Australia

Earlier today, the BMFA received a visit from Kevin Dodd (Secretary of the Model Aeronautical Association of Australia) accompanied by his wife Nanette.  Kevin was visiting the U.K. after attending a recent CIAM meeting in Lausanne. Over recent years, the BMFA and MAAA have shared information on a number of areas of common interest.  Topics for discussion today included insurance, UAV's, FPV & education. Pictured left to right - Manny Williamson (BMFA Development Officer), Nanett...
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The BMFA's Insurance Arrangements

We understand that there have been some ‘mischievous’ rumours generated by comments made at the SAA and LMA AGM’s with regard to the status of the BMFA’s Insurance Brokers.   We can confirm that Doodson Broking Group (who arrange all of our insurances) have indeed been purchased by Integro, a US based broker.  However, we can also confirm that there are no changes whatsoever to the BMFA’s future insurance arrangements and our business remains well matche...
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Subscriptions for 2014:- No Increase.

The subscriptions for 2014 were set at the Society AGM, held 30/11/2013. The proposal from the Treasurer and endorsed by the executive and the BMFA Council for no increase was passed unanimously.   The subscriptions for 2014 are as follows:-   Full Senior  £32 Junior          £17 Family Senior £32 Family Partner  £21 Family Junior £13  
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