Alexander Davidson Patterson (Barney) OBE FIEE, GI3KYP, RSGB Past President, 10th October 2018

| October 10, 2018
'Barney' Alexander Davidson Patterson OBE FIEE, GI3KYP, RSGB Past President

‘Barney’ Alexander Davidson Patterson OBE FIEE, GI3KYP, RSGB Past President, seen here in in his 1967 official RSGB portrait

Barney Patterson, GI3KYP / EI4BC died on October 10, 2018, peacefully, at home, surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Anne, beloved father of Alec, Janet, Hilary and Claire, and devoted Grandfather to all his grandchildren.

He was a native of Delgany, Co Wicklow, and a long-time Belfast resident. A skilled and patient mentor to many newly-licensed amateurs in the 1960s and 70s, heĀ  was RSGB President in 1967 and IRTS President in 1971-1972 – the only person to have been president of both societies.

Funeral Service Monday 15 October at 1pm in Roselawn Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to NI Kidney Patients Association, c/o Kirkwoods Funeral Directors, 150A Kings Road, Belfast BT5 7EJ.

This is only the briefest of notices, uploaded hours after Barney passed away. Unfortunately the news came too late to be included in the November edition of RadCom. A fuller tribute is in preparation and will be published later. If you have any memories, stories, reminiscences or photos of Barney, uniquely a past President of the RSGB and IRTS, please send details to sk@rsgb.org.uk

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