RSGB news

The Board of the RSGB has today released the following announcement:

Peter Kirby, RSGB General Manager, has left the Society’s employment after the discovery of financial irregularities on his part.

For the time being, RSGB Director Don Beattie, G3BJ, will act as General Manager.

At this difficult time for the Society can I ask that everyone supports Don in his role. He may be contacted at Don.Beattie at or 01234 832 701/07802 922 219.

Dave Wilson
28 March 2011

Further comment from me would be inappropriate until we know the nature of the financial irregularities. But to say the news comes as a shock would be an understatement. I have been an RSGB member for nearly 40 years, barring a few years in the 1990s when I was inactive in the hobby. The Society will never please everybody and it has done a few things I don’t agree with but I think all things considered it does a pretty good job. I hope it will survive this crisis.

Julian Moss, G4ILO, is a regular contributor to and writes from Cumbria, England. Contact him at [email protected].

One Response to “RSGB news”

  • Richard KW0U:

    I hope everything works out all right for you. A few years ago a group I belong to, the Soaring Society of America, went through something similar. Given that it is also a largely volunteer organization existing for a hobby, perhaps the people there might have some suggestions that would be of use to your group.

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