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Bowwave

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Sad news
« on: September 13, 2013, 10:14:11 PM »

   
Today I received the sad news   of the passing after a long illness of Ron Horrabin.   Ron was well known in modelling circles  for many years   often contributing to Mayhem and was a great scratch builder particularly warships but was better known to many   for his large scale   model   of the   Foundation Franklin. This was one of  Ronís  favourite pictures showing the  Iron Duke soon after completion   Ron is in the background pictured   with  fellow modeller  Howie Baker.



.  Last year    of his magnificent model of   HMS   Iron Duke  was gifted  to Nicholas Jellicoe    the great   grandson of Admiral Lord Jellicoe  .

 

My condolences to his friends and family.

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Re: Sad news
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013, 10:18:37 PM »

very sad news indeed. I met him a couple of times in the 1980's when he exhibited his models at Fleetwood's show. He was a mighty fine builder
 
He was a man after my own heart......he built BIG  and he left a  wonderful mark and legacy on the modelling world.
My condolences to his family.
 
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Re: Sad news
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2013, 11:01:13 PM »

Condolences from Runcorn & District Scale Model Boats.
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Re: Sad news, Ron Horrabin RIP
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2013, 11:16:55 PM »


RIP  Ron
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Re: Sad news
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2013, 11:23:31 PM »

His build of Iron Duke, which I bumped into online back in 2005 (!!!) got me back into model boating.

Thanks, Ron.  :-))

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Re: Sad news
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2013, 01:46:18 AM »

RIP Ron
Deepest sympathy to the family.
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Re: Sad news
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2013, 07:57:36 AM »

hi
a very sad day for us all a great loss to our hobby my thoughts are with the family
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Re: Sad news
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2013, 08:23:00 AM »

A sad loss to the modelling world.
 
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Re: Sad news
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2013, 08:40:38 AM »

 
A great loss to us all.
RIP Ron.
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Re: Sad news
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2013, 06:18:13 PM »

R.I.P RON me old mate. Had some good sailing times at the club you want be forgotten

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Re: Sad news
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2013, 02:55:00 PM »

Very sad our thoughts are with his family at this sad time
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Re: Sad news
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2013, 07:39:26 PM »

I would just like to say thank you for your kind words about my Dad they are very comforting at this present time.
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