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Dave Milbourn RIP

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Banjoman16/03/2021 14:09:33
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Having not looked in at the forum for several weeks, I only now saw the mournful news of Dave's passing.

I met Dave in person just the once, at the IMBS in 2018, but had and have been in contact with him, on and off, both here on the forum and outside it, before and after that, and found him a most delightful person, with a keen intellect, a solid sense of humour, a ready tongue and readier wit, extensive knowledge, a readiness to share that knowledge, and a willingness to help and encourage others.

The world of model boat building will be a lesser place without him. The world be will a lesser place without him.

I'm deeply saddened by his loss, and would like to extend my most sincere condolences to his family.


Colin Bishop21/03/2021 10:22:19
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I have just heard from Liz Milbourn as follows:



HI Colin my family and I have been reading all the tributes posted about Dave,it's really good to hear all the praise and to appreciate the high regard in which he was held.Please pass on mine and my families thanks for all the kind messages,

Regards Liz

Colin Bishop07/04/2021 18:59:53
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Liz Milbourn would like to share the image below in memory of Dave.

When they were clearing out his clothes, her daughter took away Dave's favourite shirt that he had worn for years and his Action R/C Electronics fleece without her noticing it. She then presented Liz with 'Little Dave' made out of his shirt and the fleece and with the Action R/C Electronics logo displayed. As Liz says: ‘Such a lovely idea! so I have my 'Little Dave' now to remind me of the bigger one and he even has the same clothes!’

One could imagine Dave’s comments on this – they would probably include a reference to his favourite glass of Jack Daniels but the rest might have been unprintable!

I’m sure many of us will raise a glass to Dave to mark his funeral on Monday. Webcast details are listed on the other thread on the Forum.

RIP Dave, we’ll certainly miss you.


little dave.jpg

neil howard-pritchard07/04/2021 21:12:10
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that is so beautiful and made with such love, care and devotion........

we will all miss you dave and with such love in our hearts, for you as a human being, and for what you gave to our hobby, and i would like to send my best wishes to your family to.

where ever you went to Dave, may yur spirit run wild and free and your charisma light the darkest of corners of your eternal home...........god love you, as we all did and do.

neil, the electronics idiot.broken heart

Derek Bradley22/04/2021 18:42:51
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I have not looked at the forum for some time until today and it was only when I got the latest magazine that i saw the sad news about Dave. I did not know him personally but I enjoyed our chats on the Forum especially about Fairey boats. He will be a great loss to the model boat community and, obviously to his family, to whom I send my heartfelt condolences.

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