Aircrew Protective Equipment, a Century of Development
The Stewart Lecture was established in 1969 to honour the life and work of Air Vice Marshal W K Stewart CB CBE AFC BSc MB ChB MRCP, who joined the staff of the RAF Physiology Laboratory in 1940 and commanded the RAF Institute of Aviation Medicine (which the RAF Physiological Laboratory became) from 1947 until his death in 1967.
Over the years Stewart lecturers have recognised the contribution of many aviation medicine specialists and aviators to flight safety.
The lecture will look at aircrew protective equipment looking at helmets, clothing and other protective equipment for the military aviator - starting with leather flying caps and a mackintosh. In addition Dr Trudgill will discuss the equipment used for the protection of airmen, exploring how it has developed from rudimentary outdoors clothing worn by Edwardian pioneers, through to the complex systems employed by present day military aircrew.
The Stewart Lecture will be preceded by the Annual Aerospace Medicine Symposium which will be looking at enhancing aircrew performance.
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