I regret the need to pass along the sad news that David Hannant, owner of the world famous Hannants hobby shop in Lowestoft, England, has passed away.
From the Hannants web site, posted September 1st 2018:
‘It is with great sadness we announce the passing of David Hannant after a short illness. ‘
David was an avid modeler and aviation enthusiast, keenly interested in both military and civil aviation. I met David numerous times, both in the U.K. attending the IPMS UK Scale ModelWorld shows in Telford, and a couple of times in the U.S. as David traveled to visit airshows and airfields in this country. I found him to be highly personable, with a great sense of humour, and very knowledgeable of all things aircraft and modelling.
David, you will be missed.
To his family and friends, on my behalf and all who read this, we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences on your loss.