Although it was initially a weapons-based event, it became a flying skills competition to allow fuller participation between all Valley Hawk aircrew.

The winning pilot - this time the Trophy went to Flight Lieutenant Brian Braid - had to navigate and fly around Wales achieving a number of time and reconnaissance targets after only a short preparation.

Out of a possible total of 700 points, Flight Lieutenant Braid scored  630.9 - 85 ahead of his nearest rival.

The Prince also presented the Geoffrey Bromet Memorial Trophy to Flight Lieutenant Pete Sharpe for his excellent performance as the year's solo Hawk Display Pilot.

Flight Lieutenant Sharpe earned widespread praise for his display routine, which he demonstrated at many major events, including the Royal International Air Tattoo.

Also at the dinner were the Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey, Professor Eric Sunderland and his wife, Patricia; the Commander-in-Chief of Personnel & Training Command. Air Marshal Sir Christopher Coville and his wife, Lady Irene; and Air Vice-Marshal Ian Corbitt, Air Officer Commanding the Training Group Defence Agency.

This report first appeared in Royal Air Force News on 18 January 2002.
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