Apprentice Weapons Technicians working on Paveway Bombs
Apprentice Weapons Technicians undertake hands on training. 
Image by: SAC Alexa Thompson.


INWED is an annual campaign developed and coordinated by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate the achievements of women in engineering and inspire younger generations. Set up in 2014 as a UK-wide event. INWED went global in 2017 due to the interest and enthusiasm developed by the international audience and participants in the previous years. As the home of Royal Air Force engineering RAF Cosford became involved in the campaign in 2017.

This year the Royal Air Force have become an official sponsor of INWED.

Female aircraft maintenance mechanic working on a Jaguar aircraft.
SAC Hannah Fry, an aircraft maintenance mechanic, working on a Jaguar aircraft
Image by: SAC Sarah Jones.

Cosford’s Station Commander Group Captain Tone Baker said:

“Today, we are marking International Women in Engineering Day at RAF Cosford. This innovative campaign is a great opportunity to inspire young women to consider engineering as a career. At heart, the RAF is a technical Service which has been training engineers for 100 years. This is one of the many achievements which we are celebrating this year as part of RAF100. Next year, we look forward to congratulating the Women's Engineering Society (WES) as they reach their own centenary.”

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