Fred F Oldfield, G3DVK, 31 March 2013

| May 13, 2013

Sadly Fred passed away on 31st March aged 93. He saw active service in the RAF as a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner/ Radio Mechanic surviving several crashes, including ditching in the Med, but his radio skills got them through. On the air since 1948 he roamed HF and VHF and, despite failing health, pioneered 5MHz for the last 10 years, acquiring an early NoV and sending many reports to HQ. He was active (including CW) to his last few days.

He was pre-deceased by his XYL, and leaves a son and two daughters.

Tribute by Reg Green, G3ENO

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