MBE for radio amateur

| June 26, 2015

Congratulations to Ray Aldous, G8CBU who was awarded the MBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours for his service to Scouting.

Ray became interested in radio whilst he was a student at Luton Technical College and he joined the RAF in 1951 as a wireless mechanic.

He was posted to Egypt and it was there that he became a leader in the Scout movement.

After leaving the RAF he continued as a Scout leader with the 7th Luton troop.

His interest in radio was rekindled when he accompanied his Scouts to the 1966 JOTA station in Luton and 2 years later he gained his amateur licence.

Ray has been involved in JOTA since 1966 and over the years has inspired a number of Scouts and leaders into becoming licenced—and influenced a few amateurs to get involved with Scouting.

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