The Joint Professional Engineering Institutions Churchill Medal Award ceremony and lunch was held at IET London: Savoy Place on Friday, 18 November 2016.
This prestigious award recognises a team or individual for outstanding achievements and contributions to engineering and technical advancement in support of military operations.
This year the award was presented to Corporal Bernard Donoghue RAF, whose work was instrumental to the creation of one of the MoD’s most important cyber capabilities.
He led the development of a highly advanced cyber tool, used to correlate data to analyse cyber events on the myriad of IT systems across Defence. This capability is now fundamental to operational output in support of the UK Government’s mandate to defend its networks at home and abroad. He is at the vanguard of the planning, advising and procurement of this major cyber initiative, ensuring that it will become a force multiplying capability for Defence and that it meets the challenge of modern cyber security operations head-on .
The medal was awarded jointly by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Royal Engineers, the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Society of Operations Engineers. BAE Systems generously sponsored the event and Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy GCB CBE DSO, BAE Systems’ Senior Military Advisor, presented the winner with the medal alongside Air Marshal Julian Young CEng FIET.
We thank all those who attended the ceremony and, on behalf of the Professional Engineering Institutions, congratulate all of this year's finalists.