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Historical Society Two Air Forces Award

In 1996 the Royal Air Force Historical Society established the Two Air Forces Award in collaboration with the United States Air Force Historical Foundation. This is presented annually in recognition of outstanding academic work by a Serving Officer or Airman adjudged to have significantly contributed to the historiography of air power. The winners of this coveted award to date are:

96 - Sqn Ldr P C Emmett

97 - Wg Cdr M P Brzezicki

98 - Wg Cdr P J Daybell

99 - Sqn Ldr S P Harpum

00 - Sqn Ldr A W Riches

01 - Sqn Ldr C H Goss

02 - Sqn Ldr S I Richards

03 - Wg Cdr T M Webster

04 - Sqn Ldr S Gardner

05 - Wg Cdr S D Ellard

07 - Wg Cdr H Smyth

08 - Wg Cdr B J Hunt

09 - Gp Capt A J Byford

10 - Lt Col A M Roe YORKS

11 - Wg Cdr S J Chappell

12 - Wg Cdr N A Tucker-Lowe

13 - Sqn Ldr Joe Doyle – Western Unmanned Aircraft

14 - Sqn Ldr Joe Doyle

15 - Gp Capt M R Johnson won the award in 2015 for his paper on ‘The V-Weapons Offensive: Its impact upon the Allied War Effort and some reflections upon the contemporary implications of weapons of mass effect’

Historical Society Two Air Forces Award - Wg Cdr Chappell with AVM Nigel Baldwin (Chairman of the RAF Historical Society)

Wg Cdr Chappell receiving the award from AVM Baldwin in June 2012 for his essay 'The RAF's Contribution to Kenyan Mau Mau Conflict 1952-1956'

Sqn Ldr Joe Doyle receives an engraved plaque and Michael Beetham’s biography from the RAFHS President Sir Freddy Sowrey June 2014

For winning the 2013 two air forces award, Sqn Ldr Joe Doyle receives an engraved plaque and Michael Beetham’s biography from the RAFHS President Sir Freddy Sowrey June 2014

Entries for next year's award are welcomed from any Serving Military or MoD Civil Service personnel for any airpower related essay [max 7000 words]. For more details please contact Wing Commander Jefford at Jefford@btinternet.com

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