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Our condolences and thoughts go to Derek’s parents Roy and Margaret and their family.  Roy had requested a quiet funeral of which everyone was welcome to attend but it was well attended by Derek’s many relatives and friends. However rather than a wake directly after the funeral we are instead having a day of ‘Remembering Derek’ at Bodmin Airfield on Sunday 17th March from 12.00, with refreshments and memories. Please fly-in or drive in with any photos or special items of interest and the plan is to bring Derek’s parents to the airfield for the day.

Pete White

Any Donations to St Luke’s Hospice, Link


Sadly, Derek Boyce passed away peacefully on Tuesday 6th February at St Luke’s Hospice, Mount Batten, Turnchapel, Plymouth after a long battle with throat cancer. He had been superbly looked after by the exceptional staff, for which we are all extremely grateful. As many of you are aware, Derek was a Cornwall Flying Club member of long standing and a previous director on the Bodmin Airfield board. He was also the very proud owner of the based Aeronca Champion G-BPFM, which is still actively flying out of Bodmin Airfield. Derek, over the last decade and a half, became the official photographer for the club at all of our events and the Scout Aerocamps held at the airfield. His online Flickr photo file account, documenting all of these past occasions at Bodmin Airfield, is well worth a visit and can be viewed on the Bodmin Airfield website, https://www.bodminairfield.com/gallery/ . Derek also took on the role of treasurer for the locally based charity, Feet Off the Ground (FOG) and he was an extremely supportive member of the team both as a tutor at Aerocamps, a volunteer pilot and a solid support when a common-sense decision was to be made.


Pete White — Events Director, AEROCLUB & Events Organiser 01752 406660 — 07805 805679 — pete@aeronca.co.uk