The Sir Alan Cobham Memorial Award

Awarded for meritorious service to the Company.
(formerly the Award of Merit)

2022 Awarded to:  Past Master Captain Peter L Buggé

Captain Peter Buggé was appointed as the Company’s Honorary Archivist in 2013, eight years after serving as Master.

During his tenure as Honorary Archivist, Peter spent many weeks and months toiling quietly in Cobham House improving the recording of all the archive documents which the Company had in its possession at the time.  Over the years, he produced a digital record of the catalogue of BUGGE Peterpapers and other records within the archive, enabling for the first time a readily-accessible search document for the contents of the archives.  He also photographed many of the items of significance, which were able to be shown on the website – making these much more ‘available’ to members.

When the Company moved from its former location to Air Pilots House (APH), Peter was responsible for the safe and orderly packing – and unpacking two years later – of all the archive material.  He then set-about designing the layout for storage and display of all archive material at APH.  Another ‘first’ for the Company was his enthusiasm to give presentations to members on the material at APH, which is a ‘treasure trove’ of historic importance unknown to the vast majority of members.

Such is the scale of the task of ‘managing’ the Company’s archives that the work started by Peter in 2013 – and the hundreds of man-hours involved during his tenure - is still a work in progress for the current Honorary Archivist, appointed in 2022 on Peter’s retirement from the role.

For his dedication to the role and achievement as Honorary Archivist, unknown and unnoticed to most Company members, Past Master Peter Buggé’s service to the Company is deserving of recognition by the Sir Alan Cobham Memorial Award.

Previous Winners:

... of the Award of Merit

1959/60   E B Trubshaw Esq

1960/61   Wg Cdr C E F Arthur AFC

1961/62   awarded twice:
      C L Pashley Esq MBE AFC
      Gp Capt H A Purvis DFC AFC

1964/65   C A Nepean Bishop Esq

1965/66   Miss Sheila Scott

1966/67   C C H Dash Esq

1968 - 1970  not wardeded

1970/71   Mrs V Dowling

1971/72   E Day Esq

1973   not awarded

1973/74  awarded twice:
      Lt Col R Smith ERD
     Sir Frederick Tymms KCIE MC

1974/75  awarded twice:
       L A Wingfield Esq MC DFC
      Captain J E Futcher

1975/76   Captain R E Gillman DFC

1976/77   A P W Cane Esq

1977/78   J L B Cowan Esq

1979 - 1980   not awarded

1980/81   Captain Brian Powell

1981/82   Captain Jack Nicholl

1982/83   Robert Pooley Esq

1984   not awarded

1984/85   W T F Rossiter Esq

1986   not awarded

1986/87   Captain Charles A Owens LVO

1987/88   Captain John D Mackellar

1988/89   Cyril (Ray) Jeffs Esq OBE

1989/90   Captain Neville Grady

1991   not awarded

1991/92   Captain Maurice R Aries

1993 - 1994  not awarded

1994/95   Raymond Baxter Esq

1995/96   The late Ronald D Campbell Esq MBE

1996/97   Dr Michael Bagshaw

1997/98   Past Master Fred S Stringer

1998/99   Hugh O Field Esq

1999/2000   Captain Ray Heiniger

2000/01   Captain Clive E Elton

2001/02   Captain Jack G L Smith 

2002/03   Captain C L Hodgkinson

2003/04   Captain John B Robinson

2004/05   Captain John Mason

2005/06   Michael J A Glover

2006/07  Captain David Martin

2007/08   John W Kessey

2008/09  Captain Richard (Dick) Felix

2009/10  Captain Ian Frow

2011  not awarded

2011/12  John Stuart Burley Esq OBE FRAeS

2013  not awarded

2014  Ronald Price

2015  not awarded

... of the Sir Alan Cobham Memorial Award

2016   not awarded

2017  awarded twice:
      David C Curgenven
      Peter Adrian Bird

2018  awarded twice:
      Donna Farquhar
      Captain Barry Mitchell

2019  Ruth M Cundy

2020  Will Wright and Becky Kwo

2021  not awarded

2022  Past Master Captain Peter L Buggé