Norman Butcher was closely associated with many aspects of model aviation. At various times he was a Competitor who also represented Great Britain. Very involved with the S.M.A.E. he also managed British teams as well as becoming heavily involved in the publication of books and magazines as a business. The letter contained further down the page will give more information. With Dave Hughes he established 'Radio Modeller' with his Redundancy money! He was eloquent in both the written and spoken word and I was fortunate enough to meet him at his home in Spain many years ago. Most of the text with the photos is taken directly from the reverse side of each picture.
Norman as he was when I met him in Spain some years ago.
Speed Team. I assume this is the 1962 team at Kiev. Aeromodeller 1962 has a report.
1962 Control Line Speed Trials winner.
1962 Trials with Pete Wright
1962 With Ron Moulton in Kiev.
1963 Model Aircraft Class 3 Speed Trophy winner.
1962 Trials with Pete Wright again
Speed Models in their case
Even the carry case is a work of art!
1963 British Nationals Class 3 Speed competition winner.
1963 National Championships win
I believe these to be from 1963
1962 Model Aircraft Class 3 Speed Trophy winner.
There follows a letter in which Norman Butcher recounts his involvement in model aviation.