New Handley Page trophy

A new trophy will be awarded for the first time at Scale ModelWorld 2018 competition.

It is called The Harry Frazer Mitchell Memorial Award & Handley Page Association Trophy, and will be given for the best model of a Handley Page designed aircraft in any scale, or a BAE Systems Hawk in any scale.

Harry Frazer Mitchell Trophy

The new trophy replaces the original Handley Page Trophy.  This covered any aircraft from the Handley Page company.   The sponsor then was Harry Frazer Mitchell, one-time Chief Aerodynamicist of Handley Page.

Harry had always been a champion of the Society, and although it was not known outside his friends and colleagues Harry was heavily involved in the design of the BAE Hawk training aircraft.

When Harry passed away the trophy was renamed in his honour, with the permission of his family and the Handley Page Association.

For more on Harry’s life and distinguished career, see https://www.aerosociety.com/news/obituary-harry-fraser-mitchell/