As you will be aware this year we introduced a
Monty Banks Annual Award within the Scot & NI Branch as a result of the kind
donation made by his son at Monty's funeral. I forwarded the photo of the
first recipient, Ian Gordon, to Steve, Monty's son, in Australia and his reply
is below for information.
regards to all
Scot & NI Branch
Many thanks for this. We are delighted that you have
obtained the trophy named in honour of Monty. It looks really good. As you
say, it'll be an excellent way of ensuring his memory lives on in the
Association and gives us great pride that he was so well thought of by
colleagues and friends.
Please pass on our congratulations to Ian Gordon as the
well deserved first winner of the trophy. I well remember Ian, not just from
Dad's funeral but from photgraphs of RAFPA events that dad showed us where Ian
was there as the standard bearer.
Please pass on our appreciation, thanks and good wishes to
all in the Association, not just in the Scotland & N. Ireland Branch but
nationally as we know what a superb organisaton it is.
Warmest wishes and good luck with all your future events.
If you ever need anything where I might be able to help here in Australia please
Steve & Diane Banks
Perth, Western Australia