Our condolences to the family of Professor Les Barclay, following his death on the 31 July 2019. He was a true gent and a great inspiration to many in our profession. Les was a distinguished and widely recognised professional in fields of radiowave propagation and spectrum regulation with a wealth of experience. Former Deputy Director for Research and Radio Technology for the UK Radio communications Agency (now Ofcom), managing the Agency’s research programme. In 1993 he chaired the first Radiocommunication Assembly of the International Telecommunication Union.
A former chairman of CCIR Study Group 6 (ionospheric propagation) from 1978-1993, and chairman of ITU-R Study Group 3 (all radiowave propagation) from 1993 to 1997, more recently Les was vice chairman of the ITU-R co-ordinating Committee for Vocabulary.