THE first award of the Musick Memorial Trophy of the Eoyal Aeronautical Society has been made to Mr. Arthur Gouge, chief designer of Messrs. Short Brothers, Ltd. The Trophy was founded in 1938 eis a memorial to Captain Edwin Musick and his six companions who were lost on January 12, 1938, on the Samoan Clipper, in the South Pacific, during the first commercial flight from U.S.A. to Auckland, New Zealand. It is awarded annually to “the group, body or individual who have made the contribution, development or improvement which by its practical application has become most effective in furthering the safety of aircraft with special regard to trans-oceanic aviation”. The award is confined to citizens of the British Commonwealth of Nations and the United States of America. The Trophy, in silver, is valued at £250.
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Musick Memorial Trophy. Nature 143, 329 (1939). https://doi.org/10.1038/143329a0