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A message from our former Patron

In 1909, when The Air League was founded, aviation was in its infancy, but the founders had the vision to recognise its potential for civil and military use. The Air League has never lost that vision and is as active as ever in promoting an interest in aviation among young people through the offer of Flying Scholarships and Bursaries; in supporting the development of effective military aviation; in stimulating internationally competitive aircraft manufacturing and air transport industries and in encouraging general aviation in this country.

– HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021)


Key People

Deputy President of the Air League

Mr W R C Foyle DL 

Vice-Chairman of the Air League


Life Vice-Presidents

Air Chief Marshal Sir B K Burridge KCM CBE ADC

Group Captain T M Holloway

Sir M Knight KCB AFC

Mr K D R Mans

The Rt Hon Lord Tebbit CH

Mr C M H Walkinshaw

The Air League Council and Board of Trustees

The Air League Council

Mr S Baker MP

Sir J Brazier TD

Miss V Cope

Mr J Counsell

Mr R Courts MP

Mr S J Fitz-Gerald

Baroness Garden of Frognal

Mr J Goodsir 

Baron Davies of Gower

Sir G Howarth

Dr B Humphreys

Professor I Poll

Mr C Tarry

Mr H Wheeldon

The Master of Honourable Company of Air Pilots

Board of Trustees

Mr J B Steel QC (Chairman)

Mr S J Gervais

Mr J J Greaves 

Air Marshal Sir C N Harper KBE

Mr G R Hodge (Treasurer)

Mrs Z Layden

Air Commodore T Keeling

Mr S A Pendry 

Ms C MacAleese

Air Commodore A J Seymour

Mr N C Whitney MBE

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Latest Updates

25Nov 21
Scholarship And Bursary Recipients Recognised

Scholarship and Bursary Recipients Recognised

On Wednesday 24th November the Air League welcomed scholarship and bursary recipients from 2020 and 2021 to the Royal Aeronautical Society, where they were recognised and presented with their certificates…

26Oct 21
Airlines 2021

Airlines 2021

The Air League is delighted to be the official charity partner of Airlines 2021, the definitive annual airlines summit for the UK. As the UK’s leading aviation and aerospace charity…

18Oct 21
The 2021 Sir Andrew Humphrey Memorial Lecture

The 2021 Sir Andrew Humphrey Memorial Lecture

Join us at 7.15pm on Wednesday 24th November at the Royal Aeronautical Society for the Sir Andrew Humphrey Memorial Lecture. The Air League is delighted to confirm the 2021 lecture will…

16Sep 21
2021 Prince Philip Flying Scholarship Awarded

2021 Prince Philip Flying Scholarship Awarded

The Prince Philip Flying Scholarship was established in 2002 following a fundraising banquet held at Mansion House to mark 50 years of Patronage for the Duke of Edinburgh. The Scholarship…

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