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Press Release – Annual Reception 5th May 2015

Tuesday the 5th May saw the Annual Reception of the Air League, at St James’s Palace. Around 350 people attended, including distinguished guests; Captain Eric “Winkle” Brown, Sir Brian Burridge, Group Captain Nicholas Cox, Baroness Garden of Frongal, Wing Commander Simon Young, Lady Nadine Cobham, and representatives from top aviation industries including Raytheon, Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group, Boeing UK and British Airways PLC.

Scholarship Winners

Thirty-eight Flying Scholarships were awarded by Sir Roger Bone, former President of Boeing UK, and the Air League’s new President. Ten Air League Gliding Scholarships, eight Engineering Scholarships and seventeen Flying Bursaries were also given to successful candidates throughout 2014.

Additionally, five combined Air League and Boeing Disabled Veterans flying scholarships and nine gliding scholarships were awarded to eligible candidates. British Airways Gliding Scholarships were awarded to seventeen members, and nine Boeing UK Gliding scholarships were also granted to young members.

This takes the total scholarships available by the Air League to 113 for 2014.

To view and order images taken at the Palace, please click here and use the password: league9138


 

The following members of the Air League were presented an award by the Air League’s Patron, HRH Prince Philip:

COMPANION OF THE Air League

Sir Brian Burridge

For supporting the Air League and for his quite significant contribution to the aerospace industry and aviation in general for the last 40 years.

JEFFREY QUILL MEDAL

Mr Stephen Grey

For outstanding contribution to the development of air-mindedness

FOUNDER’S MEDAL

Captain Eric Brown

For his amazing flying achievements and involvement with aviation during a remarkable lifetime.

THE MARSHALL OF CAMBRIDGE MEDAL

Mr Scott Pendry

For exceptional support to the Air League

BILLY DEACON SEARCH & RESCUE MEMORIAL TROPHY

Winchman Sergeant Neil Clements RAF

For his service in recovering a stricken woman in heavy seas off Tynemouth Pier.

FRAMED ADDRESSES

Mr Stephen Cochrane

For his considerable contribution to The Air League

Mr Anthony Haig-Thomas

For his considerable contribution to aviation over many years

Mr William Hall

For his achievements as a highly accomplished private pilot

Mr Laurence Price

For her unstinting support for airpower as BBC Defence Correspondent

Ms Caroline Wyatt

For her unstinting support for airpower as BBC Defence Correspondent  

Scott-Farnie AWARD

The Shuttleworth Collection (presented to Mr Timothy Routsis)

Most meritorious work in the field of air education

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS UK TROPHY

Miss Charley Johnson (behalf of Jamie Johnson Bristow 2013 Winner)

THE PRINCE PHILIP FLYING SCHOLARSHIP

Mr Jonathan Davies

THE EVELYN SAUNDERS MEMORIAL CUP

Miss Bisma Pervez

BABCOCK TROPHY

Mr Jonathan Davies

 

Miss Stephanie Wen (Engineering Scholar)

Mr Jordan Bridge (Gliding Scholar)

Mr Ross Willington (Flying Bursar)

Mrs Carys Sherwen (Flying Scholar)

Mr James Singh (Tag Farnborough Flying Scholar)

Mr Ben Ashenden (Disabled Veteran Flying Scholar)

Images Courtesy of Steve Solomons, Beaumont Photography.

 

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