Museum receives Royal award

 

Volunteers at the Jet Age Museum are celebrating a Royal award.  The Staverton-based registered charity received Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2017 in June.

This award was created by The Queen in 2002 to mark the occasion of her Golden Jubilee, recognising excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

The Museum was nominated for the accolade in 2016 and the independent Assessment Committee, chaired by Sir Martyn Lewis CBE very much admired the work that the museum has done in the community in promoting and preserving the history of Gloucestershire’s role in world aviation and providing an educational resource for the community.

The award, a signed Certificate from Her Majesty The Queen and lapel badges for volunteers were presented at the museum by Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Dame Janet Trotter.

Chair of museum trustees, David Hunt said: – “Our volunteers are the lifeblood of the organisation and to have their effort and achievement royally recognized is a wonderful accolade.”