Bridget Donaldson and Robert Courts MP - Aviation Minister.

Freeman Bridget Donaldson awarded the Marshall of Cambridge Gold Medal

Bridget felt extremely honoured on 8 September 2021 to be awarded the Marshall of Cambridge Gold Medal at The Air League first Parliamentary reception in two years.

The award aims to recognise a young person who has made a large contribution to the Air League and the aviation community. She celebrated with some incredibly inspiring aviation professionals.

The Air League has been a huge part of her life for almost 10 years, having initially been awarded a Gliding Scholarship in 2013. She was inspired to further her love and passion for aviation. Later the Air League supported her through her PPL Night Rating.

Over the past 10 years, she has also tried to return the favour by supporting the organisation in a number of ways from STEM outreach events, to flying/gliding tasters to assisting with scholarship interviews. In 2017, she took up the position of Co-Chair of the Leading Edge Youth Panel, before moving on to interim-events manager in 2018. In 2019 she took on the pro-bono role of Heritage Director where she took the lead on curating a museum exhibition to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the Air League. The exhibition was hosted by the RAF museum and was an amazing experience where she learned so much about the history of the Air League and thoroughly enjoyed working with different groups of young people on the project.

Most recently, she has taken up a new role, looking to devise a sustainability strategy for the Air League and she is really looking forward to helping the organisation create a sustainable future.

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