Chris Tompkins started aeromodelling in 1946 while still at school. For almost 30 years he held the position of Treasurer for the BMFA South Midlands Area and prior to this he was Area Competition Secretary for a year.
He has also played a major part in establishing the British Association of Radio Control Soarers as a special interest group within the BMFA. He was BARCS member No. 4 and held the position of BARCS Chairman for 14 years from 1975 to 1989. He also served as BARCS President from 1996-1999. For the first ever F3J World Championships held in 1998 at Upton-on-Seven, he served as one of the Deputy Event Directors and also designed and produced the F3J World Championship Trophy which is still awarded today.
He is currently Chairman of the FACCT (First All Country Competition Team) Club and member of the Western-on-the-Green club where he is still on the rota to mow the grass strip.