Bob was very active in the Northern Ireland Association of Aeromodellers (NIAA) for 23 years and prior to that had many years of service in his own Club. He has been a diligent and very effective Treasurer of the BMFA’s Northern Ireland Area, since its inception in 1994 and is highly regarded by his peers as one who is always willing to pass on his considerable knowledge and enthusiasm.
The NIAA, formed in 1971, obtained Government Grants for Aeromodelling. Bob kept the accounts of both NIAA and the NI Area in exemplary fashion since then.
He was responsible for collating and submitting requests for Grant Aid to the Sports Council Northern Ireland (now Sport NI) and disbursing the successful requests.
He was also instrumental in forwarding and supporting requests from Clubs for Area funding for projects. This was done very efficiently, with little dissension, resulting in many schemes being promoted around the Area.