|Object Name:||Queen's Award for Export 1987|
|Division:||Airborne Display [ADD]|
|Year of Manufacture:||1987|
Elizabeth the Second,
by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen Defender of the Faith, to
THE AIRBORNE DISPLAY DIVISION OF GEC AVIONICS LIMITED
We being cognisant of the outstanding achievement of the said body as manifested in the furtureance and increase of the Export Trade of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Our Channel Islands and Our Island of Man and being desirous of showing Our Royal Favour do hereby confer upon it
THE QUEEN'S AWARD FOR
for a period of five years from the twenty-first day of April 1987 until the twentieth day of April 1992 and do hereby give permission for the authorised flag of the said Award to be flown during that time by the said body and for the device thereof to be displayed in the manner authorised by Our Warrant of the fifth day of April 1976.
And We do further hereby authorise the said body during the five years of the currency of this Our Award further to use and display in like manner the flags and devices of any current former Awards by it received as prescribed in the eighth Clause of Our said Warrant.
Given at Our Court at St. James's under Our Royal Sign Manual this twenty-first day of April in the year of Our Lord 1987 in the thirty-sixth year of Our Reign.
By the Sovereign's Command
The Certificate accompanies the Award and this one is in recognition of the success of GEC Avionics Airborne Display Division in exports notably the F-16 Head Up Display.Queen's Award:
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of:
•innovation - for commercial success as a result of innovation
•international trade - for growth and commercial success in international trade
•sustainable development - for commercially successful products, services and management that benefit the environment, society and the economy
The Company has won sixteen Queen’s Awards since 1967; eight have been for Export, seven for Technology and, the most recent in 2002, for the category of Innovation.