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WWII aircraft collector and pilot Stephen Grey awarded Darrol Stinton Memorial Trophy

PUBLISHED: 16:44 19 November 2015 | UPDATED: 16:44 19 November 2015

Stephen contemplates the trophy, a sold silver model of a Sopwith Camel PHOTO: Philip Whiteman

Stephen contemplates the trophy, a sold silver model of a Sopwith Camel PHOTO: Philip Whiteman

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At the Historic Aircraft Association's 2015 Symposium, held at RAF Museum Hendon on 31 October, HAA President Rick Peacock-Edwards presented the Darrol Stinton Memorial Trophy to Stephen Grey, founder of The Fighter Collection and Duxford Flying Legends air show.

The trophy is awarded annually to an individual who is considered by the membership of the HAA to have made an outstanding contribution to British historic aviation. Long involved in flying historic aircraft, Stephen established The Fighter Collection over 25 years ago. ‘The commitment he has made over nearly four decades has provided the UK Warbird movement with a core of heritage aircraft that is barely matched by other organisations,’ reports HAA member Richie Piper. ‘The establishment of the Flying Legends annual air show at Duxford is testimony to the contribution Stephen has made in bringing WWII fighters to the public for the appreciation and admiration of all. ‘Stephen is continuing to promote and manage Flying Legends. It is hoped he will go on enjoying his beloved Bearcat and... savour the scale of what he personally has achieved.’

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