Volunteering excellence and dedication recognised by Royal Aero Club awards

The Royal Aero Club awards for 2020 have been announced and once again include several individuals from the gliding family. We’re delighted to report that the following prestigious awards will be presented by the RAeC at an event during 2021:

Bronze Medal

For outstanding achievement in aviation during the preceding year, or over a number of years, principally, but not necessarily, as a pilot.

Awarded to Gary Pullen (Lasham GS and the Gliding Heritage Centre)

Certificate of Merit

For those who while not eligible for a major Royal Aero Club Award, have served the causes of Aviation in general or Sporting Aviation in particular, by their work, devotion or initiative.

Awarded to:

Peter Hibbard (Anglia GC and UKJG)

Craig Lowrie (Southdown GC)

Matt Page (Cotswold GC and UKJG)

Roy Wilson (Deeside GC)

Old and Bold Trophy

For 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.

Awarded to Sid Gilmore (The Gliding Centre)

Many congratulations to all the award recipients. We look forward to sharing images from the awards event in due course.