5 Tuesday 05 March Named Lecture

Stewart Lecture 2013

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.

All RAeS Lectures are free to attend and we welcome both Members and Non Members.
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The audio for the 2013 Stewart Lecture will be available via the Society Podcast shortly - look out for upcoming notifications. However, there are a number of past lectures available to listen to now!



Dr Trudgill was elected a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society in 2004, received the Richard Fox-Linton Memorial prize in 2005, Astra Zeneca prize for Occupational Medicine in 2006 and the MOD Chief Scientific Adviser’s commendation in 2010. In 2012 he received international awards from the Aerospace Medical Association with the John Paul Stapp Award for outstanding contributions and was elected a Fellow in Aerospace Medicine.

Dr Trudgill currently serves as the Senior Medical Officer and Officer Commanding for the Aircrew Equipment Integration Group (AEIG) at the Royal Air Force Centre of Aviation Medicine, whose role is to ensure that the correct equipment is provided to allow the aircrew to do their job efficiently and safely.


Event venue:
Royal Aeronautical Society HQ

No.4 Hamilton Place, London, W1J 7BQ


When:Tuesday, 05 March 2013 18:00 - 19:30

Type:Named Lecture

Specialist Grp:Aerospace Medicine

Speaker(s):Dr Mike Trudgill

Location:Royal Aeronautical Society HQ view map

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