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Erskine Veterans Military Ball - a good night had by all

The Erskine Veterans held a fundraising dinner and ball on the 6th October. The theme was Dambusters and RAF. SAA members David McKinley, Bob Nellis, and Jong Lang kindly donated models of a Lancaster, Spitfire, and Hurricane to create a centrepiece display for the event.

John attended the evening and reported that it was a great night for a very worthy cause.

John provided the images above, and more from the evening are viewable on our Facebook page.

The SAA has a full page feature in this months Scottish Shedder magazine

It is hoped that by making Men's Sheds aware of the SAA, and model flying, it could increase membership in clubs around the country.

The magazine is available online or as a PDF, by clicking the image below.

Cover of the shedder magazine showing a man on a ladder fixing a wooden sign on a white building, being helped by some children


Andy Anderson steps down as Membership Secretary

There is a formal letter linked below, of thanks to Andy, and some highlights that he had to deal with during his time as Membership Secretary.

Chairman's letter of thanks


News of the sad loss of William Wallace, a member of the SAA for many years

William Wallace suddenly passed away at Balbirnie Golf course on the 15 May age 67 years old. The sad news came as a shock to many of his friends, in particular to those within the Aeromodelling community both here in Scotland, and in England where he was well known. We are not aware of any illness he had that he was dealing with.

It is my privilege and honour to be able to compile this obituary for him . We first met during the summer of 1975 at the Scottish Aeromodelling Championships held at Cumbernauld Airport. His skills as a control line flier preceded and I found him a most worthy opponent. We have remained good friends since then. He would be described as a true Aeromodeller building his models to a most high standard . For many years he was an active member of the Scottish Aeromodelling Association where his main interest was control line combat, and he was uniquely known to people who enjoyed that discipline. I have always known him to show a spirit of fair play, totally co-operative in helping others. well respectful towards fellow competitors showing a good team spirit.

The Aeromodelling world has indeed lost a good guy and he will be sadly missed, us remaining modellers send our deep condolences to any of his surviving family.

Compiled by John Davidson
Motherwell Model Aircraft Club


Please click to view "SAA Fly-in Report.pdf"


Please click to view report "SAA at ScotNats Perth Show"