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DENIS[CLAUDE]SMITH RIP

Postby DAVE JOHNSON » September 25th, 2018, 5:06 pm

Another long time LMA member has passed away---I went to visit Claude in Hospital last week for his 93rd Birthday---but sadly he has now passed away.
Claude will be remembered for his Chairmanship of the CATTON group till it moved away from the site last year,and also for running the much missed Garden Parties at the site.He was still attending all the shows up to being ill with his unusual Dart Pup aircraft.

Condolences to Mike his son

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Postby darren langwade » September 25th, 2018, 8:17 pm

Very sad news ,he will be missed

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Postby Dave Lowe » September 25th, 2018, 10:09 pm

Very sad to hear of Claude's passing He's been in my workshop many times chewing the fat, I shall miss him a true friend.

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Postby Cary Bailey » September 26th, 2018, 7:07 am

So sad to hear that Claude is no longer with us. A lovely man, kind & always enthusiastic regarding flying. RIP Mr S.
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Postby Harold Chattell » September 26th, 2018, 11:20 am

A great guy, will be sadly missed, always tried to do the impossible with the Catton Group, quite often he achieved it. I hope his unusual models will continue to be part of the LMA scene.

Our heart felt sympathies are with you Mike.

Make a good landing Claude,
Harold & Pauline.

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Postby Peter Siggins » September 26th, 2018, 12:09 pm

Very sad to hear Claude has passed away ,he was an enthusiastic modeller always interested in the unusual types.

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Postby andy johnson » September 26th, 2018, 4:24 pm

So sad to hear about Claude, such a nice man , I will miss seeing him at the shows . My thoughts are with his son and all his close friends in the LMA.

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Postby Steve Vodrey » September 26th, 2018, 4:31 pm

Sad to hear of Claude's passing. He was a true gent. I had many an interesting chat with him whilst a member at Catton. Another fine LMA member lost and WW2 veteran.

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Postby Paul Savage 1568 » September 26th, 2018, 7:39 pm

Another sad loss. R.I.P Claude.

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Postby paul needham » September 26th, 2018, 8:01 pm

As everyone else has said, Claude was a lovely chap, known for building some unusual types of aircraft to a very high standard, very interesting to spend an evening talking with him about his earlier days including being in the army and flying full size aircraft as well as models. A true gent that will be missed at our nightly bbqs at the shows.
Fly high Claude, fly high my friend.

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Postby Dave Parry » September 27th, 2018, 8:47 am

Only really met Claude when I use to go to the Catton Garden Party and LMA Shows he was a lovely man and always had time to have a chat with you. What an incredible life he had, and at the age of 93, he said to me every time I seen hin he has had a good innings. However how he never got done for speeding is beyond me he was a maniac when he was driving :lol: :lol:

God bless you Claude, rest in peace my friend.
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Postby richard armstrong » September 27th, 2018, 10:59 am

I am sad to hear this news

Claude and i got to know each other via Catton great chap and will be sadly missed

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Postby Dave Lowe » October 2nd, 2018, 9:57 pm

Anyone know where and when Claude's funeral will be held ?.

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Postby DAVE JOHNSON » October 3rd, 2018, 7:00 am

Dave--final arrangements are being made today---will post details on here once sorted---

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Re: DENIS[CLAUDE]SMITH RIP

Postby DAVE JOHNSON » October 3rd, 2018, 5:04 pm

Claudes funeral will be at Stapenhill Cemetary Chapel---DE15 9AE at 10am on Wednesday 17th October-----afterwards a buffet will be served at Dog and Partridge Tutbury DE13 9LS

Mike--Claudes son would gratefull to know approx. how many to cater for---so if you are thinking of coming---please either contact myself or Mike direct so he has an idea of numbers

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Postby richard armstrong » October 4th, 2018, 6:37 pm

DAVE JOHNSON wrote:Claudes funeral will be at Stapenhill Cemetary Chapel---DE15 9AE at 10am on Wednesday 17th October-----afterwards a buffet will be served at Dog and Partridge Tutbury DE13 9LS

Mike--Claudes son would gratefull to know approx. how many to cater for---so if you are thinking of coming---please either contact myself or Mike direct so he has an idea of numbers


unfortunately i will not be able to attend, but give my best to all
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