The award at Samlesbury reads:
The award at Warton reads:
To commemorate the unveiling members of the RAeS Preston Branch were joined by the CEO of RAeS, Dave Edwards and RAeS Head of Community Engagement, Scott Phillips. Dave and Scott then toured the Warton site, seeing some of the Company’s latest technologies that continue our tradition of advancing aeronautical technology.
Of the award Ian Muldowney, President of RAeS Preston Branch and BAE Systems Air Chief Operating Officer said:
Mike Elston, Chairman of RAeS Preston Branch, and BAE Systems Air Chief Counsel added;
“Only around 20 Aeronautical Heritage Plaques have been awarded to date, so receiving two is amazing recognition from the Society.
“Most importantly, the awards are collective recognition, rather than for specific individuals. They recognise the many thousands of women and men who have contributed over the decades.
“It’s recognition for generations of workers at Samlesbury and Warton, in some cases generations of the same family. These awards also recognise the very close connection we have with our local communities.”
Dave Edwards, CEO of the Royal Aeronautical Society said;
“We’re delighted to be celebrating the role BAE Systems and their teams have had on the advancement of aviation and aerospace globally with the unveiling of these plaques.
“Visiting Samlesbury and Warton sites, seeing the amazing technology on display and hearing first-hand the impact BAE Systems has locally here in the North West has been great. I’m particularly encouraged to see the outreach work being done to get the next generation interested in the amazing opportunities available to everyone in aviation and aerospace.”
Ian went on to say:
“The award has also come at a special time for our branch too, as we celebrated our 75th anniversary this year and being able to have Dave attend and unveil the two plaques today has really helped made the occasion extra special”.