Obituary: Darrell Burge


Collectors Club of Great Britain is sad to report the passing of Hornby’s Darrell Burge

Collectors Club of Great Britain is sad to report the passing of Hornby’s Darrell Burge, who died suddenly on 10 February. Darrell was well-known for working extensively on the Airfix brand.

Lyndon Davies, CEO of Hornby, described the news as ‘very sad and very sudden’. He commented: “Darrell had Airfix running through his veins, working at Humbrol before he joined Hornby in Margate in 2006. Working with both the Airfix and the Humbrol brands, he was highly respected throughout the industry. He was full of fun and energy, many would have met with him at shows and events across the country. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, Jane, his children Emily, Martin and Gavin and his granddaughter, Oriana.”

Darrell enjoyed a long and successful career at Hornby. As product manager at Airfix, he oversaw the revitalisation of Airfix products, and the brand as a whole over the last decade, and was a popular member of the Hornby team. 

All at Collectors Club at Great Britain would like to add our sincerest condolences to Darrell’s family and his colleagues at Hornby.