Annual General Meeting
The 2017 Annual General Meeting was held at 1300 on 21 October 2017 at the Boscombe Down Aircraft Collection, Hangar 1 South, Old Sarum Airfield, Old Sarum, Salisbury SP4 6DZ.
A copy of the Chairman's Report to the 2017 Annual General Meeting can be found here.
2017 awards announced at AGM
Charles W Cain Air Writer's Trophy - Peter Marson for his three-part series in AvWorld on London Airport - The First Decade (new information, original research, nostalgia trip for all)
H B Gwyther Memorial Cup - best Archive article: the continuing series by Robert Swan and Peter-Michael Gerhardt on the West German Civil Register since 1955 (rewarding the current editor of Archive and the acknowledged world expert on the West German civil aircraft register)
AAHS Trophy - best contribution to US aviation history in A-B publications (two winners) -
a) The C-47 in the Hellenic Air Force, by Ioannis Mylonas, in three parts in Aeromilitaria (deeply researched with lots of historical context)
b) Uncle Sam's Jungmeisters, by Les Serjeant, in two parts in AvWorld (previously unpublished information on an unusual type with considerable research on the individuals involved)
Don Hannah Award - best Air-Britain book in 2016
Tony Beales - The Complete Civil Registers of Peru (exhaustive research on a little known subject plus an extraordinary number of previously unpublished images in the book and on the memory stick)
Terry Smith - Secretary of Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd in the 1970s, initiator of Air-Britain Travel, member of the Monographs Committee and then of the Books Publishing Committee (these jointly for over 40 years), compiler for several years of the world-embracing Airline Fleets Quick Reference as well as of the most recent editions of Jet Airliners of the World and Turboprop Airliners of the World.
Derek King - for many years of research and authorship of many articles and books, mainly covering post war British Transports.