Awards for 2016

The following provides details of the Medals & Awards awarded for 2016.  These will be presented at a ceremony to be held at the RAF Club, Piccadilly, on the evening of Thursday 18th May.
THE BRITANNIA TROPHY
For the British aviator or aviators accomplishing the most meritorious performance in aviation during the preceding year.
 
Steve Edwards, David Hempleman-Adams & Dr FrederikPaulsen         
- RAeC/RAeC Trust
PRINCE OF WALES CUP
For the most meritorious performance, feat or event by either a team or a group during the preceding year.
 
2016 British Microlight Team                  - BMAA
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
Larry Bleaken                                  - BGA
David Bremner                                - BMAA
Ian Dowsett                                      - BMFA
Maj Jennifer Buck                          - BHPA
John Lovell                                      - BHPA
Luke Wolferstan-Bannister            - BMFA
Pete White                                        - LAA
Dean Fisher                                     - BPA
Robin Sleight MBE                         - BMFA
Peter Crispin                                   - RAeCTrust
Charles Baker                                 - BAeA
 
SILVER Medal
David Joyce                         - LAA
Jo Halman                            - BMFA
Lord Rotherwick                 - LAA
Howard Torode                   - BGA
Tom Hardie                          - BGA
Jeremy James                     - HCGB
Les Purfield                         - BBAC
Michael Smith                      - Anthony Smith
 
 
ROYAL AERO CLUB DIPLOMA
Awarded to those who have served the Royal Aero Club, Sporting Aviation, or Aviation in general by their meritorious endeavours.
 
None awarded for 2016
 
 
GOLD Medal
Major Tim Peake                     - HCGB
 
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.
 
Rusty Waughman & David Monks           - HCGB
Gliding Heritage Centre                            - BGA
Alan Horsfield                                            - BHPA
Annabelle Burroughes                              - LAA
Cliff Hawkins                                              - 3R’s
Graham Spicer                                           - BPA
John Bridge                                                - BGA
Mike Pearson                                              - BMAA
Oldham MAC                                               - BMFA
Peter Gray                                                   - BGA
Richard Spreadbury                                   - BMFA
World Championships Organisers           - BMAA
Sue Allen                                                     - BPA
 
NORTON-GRIFFITHS CHALLENGE TROPHY
Intended to recognise adventurous endeavours, this trophy is awarded to aviators undertaking outstanding feats of courage, tenacity and imagination unrelated to traditional sporting events. 
 
Patrick Elliot & Linda Walker       - LAA
 
THE BREGUET TROPHY
Awarded annually, jointly by the Royal Aero Club and the Aero Club de France, for achievements in that field of aviation that substantially produces the advantages of rotary-winged flight (and therefore includes VTOL and jet-lift aircraft).
 
Bruno Guimbal       – HCGB
 
SALOMONS TROPHY
To be awarded annually for a special or outstanding performance by a British aviator in a flying apparatus or device which is designed and built in the United Kingdom. The recipient of the award may be either the aviator / operator of the aircraft / device or the designer / developer / manufacturer of the aircraft / device or both.
 
Note: It is intended that the award shall encourage enterprising flights in the widest possible sense including flights by novel aircraft or devices which may not be manned.
 
No Nominations
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.
 
Aaron Cole                           – BMFA
 
Ercall Wood Students       – LAA (Will receive a Breitling Certificate of        
                                                        recognition)
 
 
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.
 
Roy Cross    - BGA
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.
 
Pat Malone                                             - HCGB
 
 
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.
 
Denys Shortt & Andrew Butt      - HCGB
Pete Smoothy                               - LAA
 
COMPANION OF THE ROYAL AERO CLUB
Dr Peter Saundby              - BGA
 
ANN WELCH MEMORIAL AWARD 
No Nominations
 
REQUESTS FOR MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS PRESENTATIONS
Mark Turner - Jubilee Cup - 3R’s
Dominic Crossan - King’s Cup   - 3R’s
Gary Kent - Queen’s Cup - BMFA
John Hitchen - Jim Crocker Sword - BPA
 
2016 FAI AWARDS FOR RE-PRESENTATION
 
Alan Cassidy (BAeA)           - FAI Silver Medal
Wyn Morgan (BBAC)           - Paul Tissandier Diploma
Phillip Cozens (LAA)            - the Phoenix Diploma
David and Rick Bremner and Theo Willford (LAA) - the Phoenix Group Diploma

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