Obituary :- Bill Lampard 1940 to 2022
Its with great sadness that i have to tell the club that Bill Lampard passed away yesterday Sunday 15th May 2022.
Bill , affectionately know by his mates as "Puffing Billy " was always a Happy soul even though he was suffering badly with COPD . He was allways willing to help out at the tea bars , at club events or just folding the raffle tickets at the indoor flying and in any way he could at the club.
Bill joined MMFC years ago when his Grandson Sonny wanted to learn to fly. I taught Sonny who picked up flying very quickly but Bill never wanted to learn to fly although he was a keen builder .
Pictured below with one of the many models he built off plans as he would never buy a kit as "in his words it was cheatin"
When he was able he always came down the field to watch the flying and have a chat and never missed a club meeting for a drink and a chin wag.
Sadly a couple of years ago Bill slipped and broke his hip and was not able to get to the field again. he still kept in touch via the phone .
He will be missed at MMFC .
I will update Funeral arrangements when they are announced.
Gone to watch the flying for ever
Posted by Phil F on 1:16 pm