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john44

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Re: Dave Milbourn RIP
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2021, 06:12:21 pm »

Truly shocked and saddened by this news.I have spoken to Dave many times mostly at shows he was an inspiration
to model makers and a thoroughly nice guy he will be sadly missed, my condolences to Liz and family.


RIP Dave


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Re: Dave Milbourn RIP
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2021, 06:20:28 pm »

A reminder of happier days. Dave and Liz at the Warwick show 2008. He really liked this photo.

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Re: Dave Milbourn RIP
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2021, 06:43:12 pm »

very sad to hear. He was always very helpful.


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Re: Dave Milbourn RIP
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2021, 07:01:43 pm »

The thing I liked most about Dave is that he was equally happy to seek advice as he was to offer his expertise.
Iím going to buy a bottle of JD to celebrate his memory I know he would approve
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Re: Dave Milbourn RIP
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2021, 07:32:29 pm »

My condolences to his family......[I questioned in my mind why Colin was answering all of the ACTion questions a few days ago?]

His electronic signature will live on, on so many ACTion electrical instruction schematics sheets for years to come, helping his fellow modellers


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Re: Dave Milbourn RIP
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2021, 07:54:56 pm »

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[I questioned in my mind why Colin was answering all of the ACTion questions a few days ago?

Yes, you were right - unfortunately.

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Re: Dave Milbourn RIP
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2021, 09:29:41 pm »

Sad news indeed - a great loss to MBM and the modelling world as a whole.
Adding my condolences to Liz and the family,Mike M
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Re: Dave Milbourn RIP
« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2021, 10:09:53 pm »

Ah no. I didnt know Dave personally but had exchanged PMs with him on here regarding a couple of electronic Q&As.
What an unbearable 12 months this has been. RIP Dave, condolences to his loved ones.
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Re: Dave Milbourn RIP
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2021, 10:30:49 pm »

Such sad news. I only spoke with Dave on some of the forums, but he was always very helpful and extremely knowledgeable.


Thoughts are with his family at this tough time.


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Re: Dave Milbourn RIP
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2021, 11:03:28 pm »

Today we have all lost not only a great model builder a true Gentleman and a friend,he will be sadly missed by all of us.
My thoughts and prayers got to Liz and his family....No longer will I hear his infamous words...and i quote in his own words.....BLOODY WELSH ELECTRICITY AGAIN JONES and also BLOW THIS UP YOU WLESH WOMBLE ....
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Re: Dave Milbourn RIP
« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2021, 05:14:48 am »

Extremely sad news, the model boating fraternity has lost an icon. I never met him personally, but exchanged numerous emails with him over a period of time. He was always helpful, witty, and sometimes irreverent, a man I would love to have met. My sincere condolences to his wife and family.


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Re: Dave Milbourn RIP
« Reply #36 on: March 06, 2021, 07:23:35 am »

I just read this and I am speechless.


I always loved having a laugh with Dave at shows when we met up.
My thoughts and condolences to Liz and the family.
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Re: Dave Milbourn RIP
« Reply #37 on: March 06, 2021, 08:37:53 am »

Like many, I spoke with Dave A few times at shows and found him to be always helpful in his forthright way.  I too offer my deepest condolences to Liz and family.
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Re: Dave Milbourn RIP
« Reply #38 on: March 06, 2021, 09:42:40 am »

A terrible loss to the hobby.  We have lost a giant.
My deepest condolences to Liz.
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Re: Dave Milbourn RIP
« Reply #39 on: March 06, 2021, 11:19:06 am »

Very sad news, a huge loss to both model boating and model aircraft -
Dave's life long contribution to the hobby and wry wit will be soreley missed by those fortunate to have met him,
adding my condolences to Liz and family, RIP m'duck.

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Re: Dave Milbourn RIP
« Reply #40 on: March 06, 2021, 03:45:54 pm »

What can I say its all been said ,he was a topper of a man .The help he gave me on my Fairmount build was as invaluable . Oh such a loss, my best wishes go to all his family ,I am very sorry for your loss.
I do not mind telling you all I type this with a tear in my eye.
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Re: Dave Milbourn RIP
« Reply #41 on: March 06, 2021, 04:24:17 pm »

Very sad News.  Dave helped me a lot in my early model boating days, about 15 years ago now. I met him a couple of times at shows and he was always pleasant and engaging to talk to.


R.I.P.


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Re: Dave Milbourn RIP
« Reply #42 on: March 06, 2021, 04:31:14 pm »

I have just heard from Liz, she says it was lovely to read all the tributes to Dave. His funeral will be live streamed and there will be a video link as well. I will put up the details when I have them.

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Re: Dave Milbourn RIP
« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2021, 05:16:36 pm »

He will be sadly missed like many others I never knew him personally but he was a fountain of knowledge on things electrical and was always helpful if you had any queries . Condolences to his family.
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Re: Dave Milbourn RIP
« Reply #44 on: March 06, 2021, 05:31:37 pm »

Oh no.   :((      Condolences to his family.
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Re: Dave Milbourn RIP
« Reply #45 on: March 06, 2021, 06:21:14 pm »

Very sorry to hear - my condolences to the family.
Only spoke to Dave a few times when puzzled with wiring - always chatty and helpful,
using his Action components - appreciated all his wiring diagrams he posted.
He'll be missed.
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Re: Dave Milbourn RIP
« Reply #46 on: Today at 09:20:55 am »

I never met Dave personally but the amount of help he gave me in relation to building the 41.1/2" original Huntsman out here in Australia was, as I was to find out, just the normal thing Dave did. He never asked for praise, never expected recompense He just gave of his best to all who asked.
Condolences to his wife and family.
RIP Dave.
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