Honours, Medals & Awards
The Royal Aeronautical Society recognises the importance celebrating achievement, innovation and excellence across the aerospace, aeronautics, aviation and space communities. Every year, Honours, Medals and Specialist Awards are bestowed on individuals and teams for advances and contributions to aerospace art, science and engineering.
Who qualifies for an Honour, Medal or Award?
The Society's Honours, Medals and Awards recognise the innovation and excellence of both individuals and teams. They are conferred for achievements and contributions in all disciplines of the global aerospace industry. Anyone and any team that has made an exceptional contribution to aerospace anywhere in the world whether for example, in academia, aerospace, manufacturing, air transport, air traffic control, defence, government or research is eligible. Nominations are encouraged from both members and non-members of the Society.
Who can nominate for an Honour, Medal or Award?
Any individual, working in any area of aerospace, anywhere in the world, can nominate another individual or team they know by taking a few minutes to complete the simple nomination form.
How do I nominate?
To nominate you can either:
1) Fill out out an online form. You will need to log in or create a free account.
Contact details for an independent referee must be provided. The referee will be contacted by email to provide an endorsement.
2) Download a manual form, complete and send by email or post.
Before submitting the form, an independent referee will need to add an endorsement and sign the form.
If submitting by email, please complete the form using Adobe Reader and sign the form using either the Digital Signature or Fill & Sign functions.
Specialist Groups Recommendations?
Who selects the winners?
The Honours, Medals and Awards Committee makes recommendations, in consultation with an International Panel, to the Council of the Society. The final decision rests with the Council. The Committee is chaired by Air Cdre Bill Tyack CBE FRAeS.
What is the procedure for nominations?
1) All sections of the nomination form must be completed.
2) All completed nomination forms are acknowledged.
3) The Committee will consider all nominations.
4) The Committee will then put forward a list of recommended nominations to the Council of the Society, for consideration and approval.
5) The successful nominee will be informed of their award.
6) All proposers of nominations sent to the secretary of the Medals & Awards.
Using the nomination form you can select the appropriate Honour, Medal or Award for your nominee from the details provided. Please note your chosen award may be subject to change as per review by the Honours, Medals and Awards Committee.
When are the Honours, Medals & Awards presented?
Presentation of the 2018 Honours, Medals and Awards will take place at a time and venue to be advised.
Who are the recent winners?
Below you can download the Roll of Honour from recent years.
Who can I contact?
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: +44 (0) 20 7670 4321.
Medals and Awards Committee
Members of the Royal Aeronautical Society's Medals and Awards Committee are leading national figures in aeronautics and aerospace. They are supported by an International Adjudication Panel (IAP), in arriving at recommendations for decision by the Council of the Society. The expertise of both the Committee and the IAP encompasses:
1) The international aerospace industry
2) Aerospace research or education
3) Government or the armed forces
Membership of the Committee
Air Cdre Bill Tyack CBE FRAeS (Chairman)
Brigadier Neil Sexton BA(Hons) MA FRAeS
Mr Behrooz Barzegar CEng MRAeS
Mr Peter Davison AMRAeS
Mr Lambert Dopping-Hepenstal BSc CEng FREng FIET FRAeS
Mr Jeremy Graham BSc CEng FRAeS
Professor Kevin Knowles BSc(Hons) PhD CEng AFAIAA FRAeS
Mr Graham Lake FRAeS
Dr Alan Partridge BSc(Hons) PhD CEng FIMMM
Mr Robert Savidge CEng FRAeS