The first model aircraft I remember making was a Keil Kraft “Cub” given to me by my uncle. I painted it a wonderful shade of red, which must have weighed as much as the model...needless to say I can’t remember it actually flying, but I do remember whizzing it round and round on a length of thread. I must have been 6 or 7 at the time.
The next model I remember with any clarity was another KK design, the “Senator”. Here I am aged 10, with my sister Viv, on holiday in Coverdale, one of the Yorkshire dales, in the summer of 1954. Every boy wore shorts and sandals like that then! The Senator flew, but not for very long - just look at the prop!