Impington Village College MAC

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In Cambridgeshire secondary schools are called, "Village Colleges" and Impington VC was one of the first. The buildings of 1938/9 by Walter Gropius and Maxwell Fry are Grade I listed. The school opened in 1939, two weeks after the outbreak of World War II. As a village college, it was originally intended to encompass all aspects of learning in the village, and included prominent space for adult education.
Ray Malmström was appointed art teacher shortly after the war and soon began the model aeroplane club. Many of his designs were first built by his pupils, indeed more than one founder member is still a member of the club. The small field suited his rubber free flight designs, or is that the other way around. Indoor flying took place in the hall and his art room, even i/c 'round the pole'.

Ray holding Mimi, a 1953 design for the Aero Modeller Ray with Mimi

 - link Terry King IVCMAC photo archive

We're thrilled when other modellers with an enthiasm for Ray's quirky models contact us. This group from the West Australian Model Aero Club arranged a Malmtröm Madness competition:

malmstrom madness
photo George Car

Ray designed Athene for twin rubber but David Hunt has succesfully modified athene
the design for electric and rc. Perhaps there's scope for much more of this.
- download plan
D Hunt Athene

If you would like to know more about the club then either browse the galleries or look back through our newsletters.

man on bike


Details of fees on application, but we don't have a joining fee and the fee for new members is
reduced as we progress through the year.
As a BMFA affiliated club, all members must be BMFA members - but the membership secretary
can arrange that for you.
Typically £28 for full membership and £33 for BMFA membership

- renewal form

IVCMAC Committee

Chris Strachan Club President

John Wynn Club Chairman

John Copsey Club Secretary

Anne Parker

Tony Harper
Membership Secretary

Steve Mynott
Control Line Rep

Tony Neal
Radio Rep

Bruce Lindsay Indoor Comp Sec

Peter Cunnison Safety Officer

Steve Mynott
Radio Examiner

Terry King IVCMAC photo archive

Terry has been taking photographs for years and has provided so many that it seems appropriate to have a special gallery of his snaps . .

Terry King and Brian Golding

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Geoff Waters and Brian Golding

Gerry Camps and Doug Ashley

Tony Gilbert aka Cosmo

Geoff Waters

Allan Callaghan and Andrew Moorhouse

Geoff, Don Haines, Ray
  Vic Simcox, Mark Miller and Terry King


Ivan Foster, Reg Smith, John McIntyre
  Tony Neal, John Wynn, Graham Grant
    Alan Hunter and Brian Golding

Brian Golding

Terry King

Brian Golding, John Wilson and Dennis Sharmann

Bob Hodgkiss

final adjustments to his Peerless Panther

Burt Judge holding for Terry

Terry's ISIS

Peter Michel

with John Lawson designed Wakefield

Vic Dubery

with Condor Clipper

Peter Michel

with Jackdaw

Andrew Moorhouse

with Jumbo Comper Swift

Sid Sutherland

with Sal Taibi designed Hornet


RC pit - 1982

Don Knight with his winning Jackdaw

being presented with an original
Rupert Moore painting [Rupert's son is on the right] by Ron Knight

Prize Giving

Ron Moulton, Ken Tausley and Bob Copland

Peter Michel with
Bob Copland designed GB3

Ron Moulton, Vic Smeed
  Jim Fullerton and David Barker

Cranfield 1970

Cranfield 1970

Cranfield 1970

Cranfield 1970

Bob Copland with his Wakefield

Geoff Waters 1982 Oakington

Reg Parham 1982

Lionel Mills with Rudderbug

F Hawke
flying Super Buccaneer

Awarded the Keil Trophy - 1982


Pat Mantell with Vulcan

Biggleswade Common 1979

David Baker assisted by Mario

David Baker
flying his Sadler Pacemaker

Biggleswade Common 1979

Sandy Common 1979

David and Mark Miller
Sue and David Miller

Terry King
Mark Miller with Tx
Alan and Karen Hunter

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