Eric Benzie, G1PCN, 9 February 2021

| March 2, 2021

Eric Benzie, G1PCN (SK)

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of NRC Volunteer Eric Benzie, G1PCN on 9 February 2021.

Born in Aberdeen on the 8th of December 1944. Eric left school at 15 and commenced an apprenticeship as an electrical engineer in Aberdeen. After completing his apprenticeship, he joined the General Post Office (GPO) telephone division, where he remained an employee for some 40 years. Eric worked as an instructor at the GPO training college in Stone, Staffordshire and was subsequently promoted to be a Senior Executive Engineer based at BT’s headquarters in London. Eric was the manager of Rugby Radio Station from the early 1980s for a period of years and subsequently went on to become part of the senior management team at BT’s Maritime and Radio division, where he led teams that provided services to the military and emergency services in the UK and abroad.

Eric retired in 2002 and during his retirement he continued his passion for caravanning and, in particular, amateur radio. Eric became a volunteer with the RSGB at the National Radio Centre (NRC) at Bletchley Park where he was enthusiastic in sharing his wealth of experience in radio with visitors. He was enormously proud of his role as an ambassador of the RSGB and his association with the NRC at Bletchley Park.

Eric died at home on 9 February 2021 after a short illness. He was surrounded by his family during his last few days and received extraordinary care from the nurses from Willen Hospice (Milton Keynes) and the NHS.

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