The World JOTAJOTI Team has just received the sad news that the founding father of the Jamboree On The Air (JOTA), Mr Leslie Mitchell, has gone home on 6 October 2014.
Les started of the JOTA in 1958, after launching the idea at the World Scout Jamboree a year earlier. The Jamboree had an Amateur Radio station on board for the very first time. (It has had one ever since).
You can read more of what Les himself remembers of those first days, by clicking his photograph.