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Bobby A. Cameron 5 April 1932 to August 27, 2009

Long time Northern Knight member Bobby A. Cameron passed away August 27, 2009 at the age of 77, due kidney cancer.  Dad was addicted to planes, and this hobby.  He had been a member of the Northern Knight since 1968 and spent many years as a club officer.   He had been a modeler since he was a child and taught himself to fly R/C in the early 60's on the beaches and deserts of Saudi Arabia.  He taught many people to fly R/C over the years and had a lot of fun.  When I was a kid I remember him and Leo trying to land or do touch-n-goes on the top of a moving station wagon, dad did comment that he made sure he put the back window down just in case Leo missed.  Near the end he had moved to the lake and joined the Bolivar Sport Flyers where he was the VP when he died (Although he was still a Northern Knights member as well).  I don't think he ever missed a club meeting until he just couldn't attend and truly loved the camaraderie with the other modelers.  He was in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict and learned a trade as a prop mechanic.  After his stint in the Air Force, he went to work for TWA where he later became an aircraft electrician.  After just a few years though, he was worried about being laid off, so he volunteered to be sub contracted to Saudi Arabian Airlines from July of 1961 to June 1968. 

It took no time for him to find Walt Hulan, Ed Morrow, Leo Hilton, and other Northern Knights modelers when we returned to the Missouri and he became an active member.


Submitted by son...Randy Cameron

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