RAF Marham is celebrating receiving the RAF’s Stainforth Trophy. It was presented to Station Commander Air Commodore Harvey Smyth by Air Marshal Greg Bagwell in recognition of the station’s outstanding contribution to air power.
The title is awarded annually and competition is tough as the RAF’s bases each have their own specialisations and strengths. On receiving the news that the distinctive silver trophy was Marham’s the excitement and celebration at the base was tangible. Air Marshal Bagwell, now deputy commander of operations and a former station commander of the base, said that he was particularly delighted to be able to present the award to Marham. “This award is for the personnel of RAF Marham, you must look at this with pride, you have earned this trophy during 2014 and many more years besides.”
Speaking of the unprecedented demands and workload the station has faced this past year, he said: “The station and it’s people have done everything which was asked of them. The way they have done the job has been inspiring. This is for you and you deserve every bit of it, we could not have asked more of you.” Air Commodore Smyth said: “Today is a very proud day for Marham. It is very special to have Air Marshal Bagwell visit the station and present this trophy and the trophy is just reward for the team. Well done.”