Archive for November, 2009
It is with regret that I have to report the passing of Courtney Corner, Jack to most of the members of Portsmouth and District MAC. He was a long time modeller and held the position of Honorary President to our club for many years.
Jack had a full life, he spent time in Burma during WW2 in the Artillery, and his tales of things that went bang were very interesting. In civilian life he was a Civil Servant.
He was a true gentleman, and is greatly missed.
Secretary of Portsmouth and District MAC
It is with deep regret that we mourn the passing of one of the clubs founding members, Harry Browne. Harry passed away suddenly in hospital.
Harry was a modeller for many years, first at the Ulster Model Aircraft Club, then later became a member of Langford Model Aviation when the club was formed in 1995.
Harry was a very strong competitor in the club 20 Pylon racing class, very popular in UMAC in the late 70′s, early 80′s. He was the first person to experiment with i.c. ducted fan models in Northern Ireland, and flew these as his everyday model at a time when most modellers only flew them on special occassions. Later Harry was to be among the first modellers to fly turbine power models in Northern Ireland.
Harry was a very experienced builder and was always able to offer assistance and advice when another club mate had a problem.
Harry will be greatly missed by all of us within the club and our thoughts are with his family at this time.
Secretary – Langford Model Aviation
We record, with regret, the passing of Les Gwynn, a long-time member of Knutsford & District Model Flying Club.
A joiner by trade, Les becae a pilot during World War II, eventually flying Wellington bombers on ant-submarine patrols in the Mediterranean and around the Azores. Les returned to his trade after the War, making furniture and also to his model making activities. His sense of humour and model building skills will be sorely missed.
Our condolences go to his wife, family and grandchildren.
Hon Sec. K.D.M.F.C