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New RAF Jackie Moggridge Spitfire Award

Senior Aircraftwoman Megan Gammon receiving 'The Jackie Moggridge Spitfire Award' from Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal.  

A new RAF Award was presented at RAF College Cranwell’s Royal Graduation on Thursday 23rd September by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, to Senior Aircraftwoman Megan Gammon.

The Jackie Moggridge Spitfire Award is in memory of pioneering Aviator, Jackie Moggridge who was the youngest World War II Air Transport Auxiliary pilot and who post-war became a commercial pilot.  Her daughter Candida Adkins instituted the award and it will be presented annually to the 'Best Female aircrew or engineer who has demonstrated outstanding potential.'

"I am absolutely delighted to see Senior Aircraftwoman Gammon become the first recipient of The Jackie Moggridge Trophy.  Senior Aircraftwoman Gammon is a truly worthy winner. I have been inspired to hear how she has maintained such a consistently high level of academic success while also supporting her peers during an immensely challenging and uncertain year. A role model to many, I wish Senior Aircraftwoman Gammon all the best for her future career."

Air Marshal Sue Gray
Director General Defence Safety Authority

Senior Aircraftwoman Megan Gammon, a General Technician Mechanical based at RAF Odiham received the Trophy for demonstrating outstanding determination, skill, enthusiasm and teamwork in the course of her Specialist Professional Training.

"My mother spent her life inspiring girls to fly and we hope that The Jackie Moggridge Spitfire Award Trophy will continue to inspire women to reach out into the word of aviation.  I also hope that it will inspire more female engineers to whom my mother was always so grateful for keeping her in the air."

Candida Adkins
Daughter of Jackie Moggridge

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