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Aviation Heritage Awards 2022 – The Winners

Aviation Heritage Awards 2022 – The Winners

Many great nominations for the 2022 Aviation Heritage UK Awards have been received and the winners were announced at our 217th Member's meeting at Hooton Park on 15th October 2022 by AHUK Chairman Allan Winn The three main categories are: Individual of the Year...

2022 Awards entries open

2022 Awards entries open

Entries for AHUK’s annual awards are open now, and will close on 31st August. Entries for the Individual of the Year and Group of the Year, and nominations for Lifetime Achievement Awards, can be made by simple letter to secretary@aviationheritageuk.org , including a...

Roger Smith

Roger Smith

We are sorry to report the death of Roger Smith, founder of the Midland Aircraft Preservation Society (MAPS) and long-term leading light in the Midland Aircraft Museum. Roger was a 19-year-old Dunlop apprentice when, in May 1967, he founded MAPS, one of the very early...

Over and above

Over and above

It is notable that somebody on the fringes of AHUK should receive a lifetime achievement award. Brian Riddle, Chief Librarian at the RAeS National Aerospace Library was made redundant in 2020 having served 36 years serving aviation heritage across the sector. Peter...

Tornado moves indoors

Tornado moves indoors

Bicester to Boscombe Down Aviation Collection at Old Sarum Tornado GR.1 relocated on 4th November 2021 Moved safely by JARTS, it's great news that it is going to be undercover and in good hands. First flew 1979 before retired in 2001 to St Athan, thence to Bicester on...

Flint Gets Trophy

Flint Gets Trophy

Ian Flint, Chief Executive Officer of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome Trust, was recently presented with AHUK’s Individual of the Year Trophy for 2020 by Chairman Allan Winn. The handover of the award in person had been held over from last year because of Covid...

Change of aircraft ownership at Newark

Change of aircraft ownership at Newark

Pre-Christmas News For Newark Air Museum - Shackleton & Vulcan Ownership Changes An agreement has been reached between Newark Air Museum (NAM) and the Lincolnshire’s Lancaster Association (LLA), that has resulted in the ownership of the Avro Shackleton, WR977 and...

New Chairman for AHUK

New Chairman for AHUK

Following the sad news about Robert Pleming's sudden death last week, Vice Chairman Allan Winn has been appointed as Chairman. Allan Winn holds a degree in Mechanical (Aeronautical) Engineering and a post-graduate Diploma in Journalism, both from the University of...

Robert Pleming

Robert Pleming

Dr Robert William Pleming – FRAeS MIET MBCS CITP 16th April 1951 – 2nd February 2021 Robert Pleming was born and brought up in north-west London. His lifelong interest in aviation received an early boost when, as a Cadet at the age of seventeen, he was awarded an RAF...

And the winner is…

And the winner is…

The 2020 Aviation Heritage Awards are now open for nominations. The annual Aviation Heritage Awards are intended to identify, recognise and reward those exceptional Organisations, Groups or Individuals who have gone above and beyond to help support and promote the UK...

Bookings open for the first Aviation STEM Conference

Bookings open for the first Aviation STEM Conference

Sorry, but due to Corona virus, RAF Halton have cancelled this event. We will re-schedule when things settle down again. Stay Safe! Do you want to deliver STEM but not sure where to start? STEMing The Rot is a one-day conference, part of Aviation Heritage UK’s...