King Charles III becomes patron of the Royal Aeronautical Society  

The Royal Aeronautical Society has announced that His Majesty King Charles III has agreed to become its patron. His Majesty’s patronage underscores the Society’s commitment to the advancement of aeronautical art, science, and engineering around the world.

The Society is proud of its longstanding association with the Royal Family over the last century. In 1918 King George V awarded the ‘Royal’ prefix to the Aeronautical Society of Great Britain, which became the Royal Aeronautical Society.

In 1920 Prince Albert, the Duke of York, later King George VI, also became the Society’s patron. Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II then assumed the role from her father.

Furthermore, in 1966 HRH the Duke of Edinburgh became the Society’s Honorary President for the Society’s Centenary Year, followed in 2016 by the then Prince of Wales in the same role for the Society's 150th anniversary.

The Royal Aeronautical Society thanks His Majesty King Charles III for continuing to support and recognise the work of the Society across the fields of aerospace, aviation and space.

The Royal Aeronautical Society is the only global organisation serving the entire aviation and aerospace community as both a learned society and a professional engineering institution. As such, the RAeS is independent, evidence-based and authoritative, relying on a body of knowledge going back more than 150 years.

It plays a leading role in influencing opinion on aviation and aerospace matters through various means including publications, social media, interaction with the Government and an extensive events programme.


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