2018 Award Winners

Jackie Moggridge Cup

This trophy is awarded to a British Woman Pilot for achieving excellent qualifications in her chosen career.

RECIPIENT: Sue Tuddenham

Sue’s flying career started with a taster flight sponsored by the BWPA and since then she has demonstrated determination and tenacity to achieve her aim of flying commercially. By her own admission she is the ‘scholarship queen’, having successfully applied for scholarships to help fund her training and is now a First Officer flying for a private charter company operating executive Jets. Throughout this Sue has maintained her links with the BWPA. She is now a committee member supporting Awards and Scholarship applications. She provides individual support to members with funding enquiries and very actively participates in our outreach work via the Aviatrix Project.

Muriel Sells Trophy

This award is made to a BWPA member who has supported the Association either by regularly attending events or by working in the background to further the association’s aims

RECIPIENT: Keith Clemo

For a number of years Keith has provided extensive support to the BWPA. He has assisted with the organisation of and regularly attended our events. He has also assisted with the production of the BWPA newsletter and continues to support the Editor, Rosemary. Additionally, he always ensures that new members are welcomed to events and the BWPA. This award is in recognition of his valuable contribution to the work of the BWPA.

BWPA Special Recognition Award

To be awarded in recognition of active support of women in aviation.

RECIPIENTS: Marnie Munns and Kanchana Gamage

Marnie is a Senior Captain with easyJet and has been instrumental in the Amy Johnson Initiative to increase the number of female pilots recruited to easyJet. She has tirelessly given her own time to promote this initiative and to support the Aviatrix Project and the BWPA, going in to schools to raise awareness of the opportunities in aviation available to girls, whilst maintaining a full flying roster and a busy family life. She has also supported the BWPA by being the visible role model in the media, giving TV interviews and quotes in the press to dispel the idea that being a pilot is a male prerogative.

Kanchana has established and managed the Aviatrix Project in her own time, despite being exceptionally busy as a full-time Head Teacher and a mother of two young children. The Aviatrix Project helps inspire and encourage women to take to the skies, by aiming to raise the aspirations of young girls and to promote aviation as an exciting and accessible career choice. The project works closely with primary and secondary schools as well as higher education institutions to encourage girls and children from diverse backgrounds into STEM industries. It has achieved great success in a short space of time, having led to almost 400 visits and events. Her partnerships with BWPA and STEM has brought together organisations with similar aims and objectives to help them achieve their goals.

Chairwoman’s Challenge Trophy

Awarded to the competition entry judged to be the most interesting or unusual navigation flight on the theme of ‘1918 vs 2018’. The competition is judged on the basis of flight logs, photographs, accuracy of times and other supporting material submitted by entrants. The judges also take into account the experience of the pilots. (No citation written in the book)

RECIPIENT: Rosemary Clemo

Jack Brackenbury Photographic Competition

This trophy was first awarded in 2004 in memory of Jack and to encourage members to record our events as he used to. Entries may include photos sent in for the newsletter and website as well as the archives and the competition itself. (No citation written in the book)

RECIPIENT: Jessica Fonseca De Melo

Hilda Hewlett Trophy

Presented to a British woman pilot between the ages of 16 and 25, who has shown initiative and commitment in gaining her PPL (with a view to following a career in aviation) and who, through her actions and her example, is an inspiration to her peer group.


Laura is 25 years old and since she was a little girl her aspiration has been to fly and finally she has been able to fulfil this dream by gaining a PPL scholarship this year. Laura has worked tirelessly to get to this stage, volunteering to work at Biggin Hill Airport to secure her scholarship. She recently had her motorbike stolen, yet continues to get the tube and two buses, commuting for two hours to get to the airport and commit the flying hours. She is a resilient and inspirational individual who, no matter what life throws at her, gets back up and sets an example for us all. Currently she promotes women in aviation via a variety of social media mediums and encourages others to do the same; she also regularly supports the ‘fly2help’ scheme.

Jean Lennox Bird Pendant

This award is made to a British woman pilot who has served aviation over a period of time in any aspect, consistently achieving goals, showing diligence to duties and encouragement to others.

RECIPIENT: Not Awarded

Brabazon Cup

This cup was presented to the BWPA by Lord Brabazon of Tara in 1959. It is awarded for one particularly outstanding or noteworthy performance in aviation.

RECIPIENT: Not Awarded

Faith Bennett Navigation Cup

This trophy is awarded to a British Woman Pilot for a navigation exercise undertaken during the current year of special merit or that stretches the experience of the pilot to the limits, reaching goals beyond the pilot’s expectations. It can be given to regions for group flights/achievements.

RECIPIENT: Not Awarded

OP Jones Gliding Trophy

Awarded to a British Woman Pilot for an achievement or special contribution to gliding, hang gliding or paragliding.

RECIPIENT: Not Awarded

Naomi Christy Cup

This trophy is awarded for a flying or flying related personal achievement, beyond the recipient’s wildest dreams. This award is not aimed at the ‘record breaker’ or ‘high achievers’, but is awarded for an achievement ‘special’ to the individual.

RECIPIENT: Not Awarded

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