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Victor Gauntlett Award Winner

Navy Wings Engineer, Angus Sambrook, has been awarded the Victor Gauntlett Award in this years Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers Aerospace Engineering Awards.

Angus who recently gained a First Class Aircraft Maintenance Engineering degree at Kingston University, London, was awarded the Victor Gauntlett Award in recognition of his dedication to pursue a career in restoring and maintaining historic aircraft.  The award will allow him to attend further engineering courses, develop and learn new fabrication and hands on engineering skills and provide financial support to allow him to buy tools for his trade.

Angus, who has a particular passion for WW1 aircraft, said “This award means I can progress my career and gain further qualifications. I have applied for a fabric covering course which will be a very useful skill to have, especially in the vintage aircraft world.”

Navy Wings Chief Engineer, Jim Norris, said “Awards like these also provide added benefit to Navy Wings, enhancing the skill set of our engineers and providing opportunities for young engineers to develop their careers in heritage engineering.  We are very grateful to the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers for their support and commitment to the preservation of heritage engineering skills, helping to ensure that heritage skills are not lost, and are being passed on to the next generation. Our young engineers coming through now are really picking up the baton and their knowledge, enthusiasm and dedication is a great asset both in the hangar and to the Charity generally.”