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David Ashby - Moderator24/05/2018 20:32:54
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Hi folks,

Just a update from me to let you know about a change at RCM&E. As some of you will already know, I’ll be stepping down from the editor’s role in a few weeks time and Graham Ashby will be returning to the chair.

As some of you may also be aware, I had a little health blip in April and I’ve taken the opportunity to recalibrate the life/work balance going forward, hence this decision. I’ll still be around of course, freelancing for the magazine but thought I’d take this opportunity to let you know.

Graham’s looking forward to his second spell as editor and, I’ll see you at some of the shows, fly-ins, the Nats, or on a hill. 😉

Best wishes


Josip Vrandecic -Mes24/05/2018 21:26:19
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Dear David , when me think and talk about RCM&E, after the sign of equality there is a respected David Ashby ... Take a time and enjoy and I wait for you to return as soon as possible.thumbs up


john stones 124/05/2018 21:56:17
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Hope you enjoy the recalibration David, been doing some of that myself lately, not poorly just getting older. face 1

Bob Cotsford24/05/2018 22:53:25
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Take it easy David, family and health take priority over everything. Hard to take care of and enjoy the family without your health so top priority is to look after yourself. Thanks for your contributions driving the mag and good luck for the future.

Edited By Bob Cotsford on 24/05/2018 22:53:56

Stephen Jones24/05/2018 23:24:57
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Sorry to hear about your health blip David also to here you are stepping down.
Hope life balances out for you and happiness follows soon.

Also nice to welcome Graham back to the fold.

All the best Steve.

Old Geezer24/05/2018 23:34:18
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David, no doubt a difficult decision but absolutely on the money, there a lot of us who have been there having had some sort of health problem which quite suddenly have caused us to re-evaluate our work:life balance. We all have customers/clients/patients/work colleagues who might in the short term miss you/be irritated by your absence, but within the month will have found someone else to fill the "void". ( It was a bit of a shock to discover the business didn't collapse in ruins within a couple of weeks of my enforced temporary retirement. ) Yet in the event of you dropping off the twig between the traces ( to mix a couple of metaphors ) your family would never be able to fill that void. Look after yourself. At least you know you're leaving my favourite comic in the best possible hands.

Tomtom3925/05/2018 00:30:43
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David. Having gone through a similar scenario , you have made a good decision. I have very much enjoyed the magazine "under your helm" or should I say with your hands on the stick and rudder. Wish you all the very best and hopefully will look forward to the odd jottings from you in the mag. Take care and all the very best.

Tomtom3925/05/2018 00:35:25
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Look forward to catching up with you and the ASW20

Edited By Tomtom39 on 25/05/2018 00:36:04

Mike Freeman25/05/2018 07:13:11
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I'm sorry to hear you're stepping down, but fully understand the reasons. All good wishes for the future and enjoy the extra air time you'll be getting! It's been a real pleasure working with you.



Chris-J25/05/2018 07:35:30
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Take it easy man. 😎
Peter Miller25/05/2018 08:34:31
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It has been a pleasure working with you David and we will miss you.

I know about slowing down and it is great!!

The good news is that Graham will be taking your place so not too much of a change as we all (Or many of us) know him from the past.

Have fun and keep the pressure down

ken anderson.25/05/2018 08:56:54
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thanks from... ne...1..david.....

ken young Ashers dept.

Danny Fenton25/05/2018 09:30:49
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Really enjoyed working with you, but understand the reasons why you want to "re-callibrate" and very wise too!

Have fun and take it easy



Engine Doctor25/05/2018 09:43:15
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Thanks for all the time and effort you have given RCM&E and the hobby. Well done and enjoy your new role.

Thanks again


Richard Wood25/05/2018 09:46:23
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Best wishes David.

Tim Flyer25/05/2018 09:59:31
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Best Wishes David and Thank You for all the great work. I will look forward to reading your features again when you return.

Erfolg25/05/2018 10:28:13
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I am certain that the changes will do both of you the world of good. The change in perspective, that comes with a change of role, responsibilities and experiences, brings new vigor as to how you see things and possibilities. Often just standing back, makes view so much clearer.

Both of you have achieved a remarkable feat in keeping RCM&E going in a market where many capable people, have not been as successful

I continue to wish both of you the best now, and into the future.

Edited By Erfolg on 25/05/2018 10:28:49

Jim Carss25/05/2018 10:42:49
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Best wishes from me David, stay cool. yes

2W25/05/2018 10:49:10
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Best wishes David, and I hope that the "blip" is just that and not going to prevent you doing all the things you enjoy. As one suffering a "blip" I know how it feels to have to have to slow down to the point that everything takes so much longer to do.

Good luck for the future,


David Ashby - Moderator25/05/2018 12:47:11
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Thanks for the good wishes everyone, much appreciated.

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