Awards for 2015

The following provides details of the Medals & Awards awarded for 2015.  These will be presented at a ceremony to be held at the RAF Club, Piccadilly, on the evening of Wednesday 18th May.  Tickets are available to pre-order using the ticket application form HERE
THE BRITANNIA TROPHY
For the British aviator or aviators accomplishing the most meritorious performance in aviation during the preceding year.
 
World Air Games Microlight Team – BMAA
PRINCE OF WALES CUP
For the most meritorious performance, feat or event by either a team or a group during the preceding year.
 
British Junior Gliding Team        - BGA
THE GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALS OF THE CLUB
For outstanding achievement in aviation during the preceding year, or over a number of years, principally, but not necessarily, as a pilot.
BRONZE Medal
Paul Applegate       - BPA
Jon Cooke               - LAA
Alister Sutherland - LAA
Jackie Harper          - BPA
Martin Heywood     - BHPA
Noel Whittall             - BHPA
Brian McCartney    - BAeA         
Crispin Williams      – BBAC
SILVER Medal
Russell Cheetham - BGA
Michael Lovemore - BPA
Julian Scarfe           - BGA
Douglas Peacock   - BPA
 
ROYAL AERO CLUB DIPLOMA
Awarded to those who have served the Royal Aero Club, Sporting Aviation, or Aviation in general by their meritorious endeavours.
 
Roger Hopkinson - LAA
 
GOLD Medal
Sir John Allison      - LAA
Paul Eisner              - BMFA
Rob Grimwood       - BMAA
ROYAL AERO CLUB CERTIFICATE OF MERIT
Awarded to those who while not eligible for a major Royal Aero Club Award, have served the caused of Aviation in general, or Sporting Aviation in particular, by their work, devotion or initiative.
 
Bob Pettifer                          - BGA
Andy Sephton                     – BMFA
Jim Wright                            – BMFA
Peter Willis                           – BMFA
Adrian Bond                        – BPA
Steve Slater                         - LAA
Moore & Connolly              - LAA
James Tannock                  - LAA
Robin Batchelor                 - BBAC
Dudley Pattison                  - LAA
Night IFR Team                   - LAA
Gordon & Jill Douglas      – BMAA
THE PRESIDENT’S BREITLING TROPHY
The President’s Breitling Trophy will be awarded annually to a young person or group of young people between the ages of fourteen and twenty one, for outstanding work, performance or achievement in connection with any aspect of aerospace activity.
 
Stephanie Bareford – BBAC
OLD & BOLD TROPHY
The trophy may be awarded annually to a person aged 65 or over who flies or only ceased flying during the previous calendar year, and who has been conspicuously involved in aviation in general and sporting aviation in particular, for their work, initiative, devotion or in other ways.
 
Paddy Elliott                                    - LAA
 
 
NEXUS AVIATION JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR TROPHY
This award is for the journalist, producer or author of the outstanding media item on sporting and recreational aviation during the preceding year. It is open to all media, print, film, photography, audio and video, and the aim is to increase public awareness of the delights, challenges and satisfactions of all branches of air sport.
 
Susan Newby             – BGA
 
 
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION
 
Recognises the vital help provided to British air sport by those organisations and individuals who support its member associations via sponsorship and the provision of facilities for national teams and otherwise.
 
Jeremy Diack                -  RAeC Trust
Penny Sharpe                 - LAA
John Andrews                    - BMFA
John Korzeniowski           - BPA
Martin Mansley                  - BPA
John Dean                         - LAA
Liz Meek                            - BBAC
James Betts                 – HCGB
David George                – HCGB
Mary Leader                   – LAA
Andre Faehndrich         -  LAA
COMPANIONSHIP OF THE ROYAL AERO CLUB
David Hempleman-Adams
ANN WELCH MEMORIAL AWARDto be agreed by separate sub-committee of BGA/BHPA/BMAA
Citations to be circulated to the BGA/BHPA/BMAA Panel and to Elizabeth Douglas, the Panel Chairman.
 
Rona & Tony Webb           -  BHPA
 
REQUESTS FOR MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS PRESENTATIONS
Bob Ellis – Jubilee Cup – RRRA
Roger Scholes and Dominic Crossan – King’s Cup - RRRA
 
2015 FAI AWARDS FOR PRESENTATION
 
Richard Bird & Richard Foster  – Colibri Diploma
Nick Buckenham                     - Leon Biancotto Diploma

 

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