Aviation museums are among those being recognised in this year’s Queen’s Voluntary Awards.
The Award was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation. It sets the national benchmark for excellence in volunteering and recognises groups whose outstanding work has significantly benefited their local community.
Volunteers from Aerospace Bristol – the new home of the last Concorde ever to fly – are among the winners. The team of 150 volunteers have made an incredible contribution of more than £1m worth of their time, hard work and expertise. Their work will go on display when Aerospace Bristol opens in late summer, as part of an exhibition that tells the story of more than a century of aviation history.
The Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is also among the awardees. Gp Capt David Baron OBE, Chairman of the Museum’s Trust, said: “I am delighted that the work and enthusiasm of our 150 volunteers has been acknowledged by this prestigious award. We are all very proud of the museum and its success could not have been achieved without the dedication and skills our all-volunteer workforce has brought to Tangmere over the years”.
Photo: Aerospace Bristol volunteer Jess Stone. COURTESY AEROSPACE BRISTOL