Queen’s Birthday Honours: Inspirational Northamptonshire Pilot Awarded MBE For Services To Aviation

A Northamptonshire pilot who was the first female member of the Red Arrows and has inspired countless youngsters has been given an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Kirsty Murphy spent 17 years in the Royal Air Force before joining The Blades aerobatic team at Sywell Aerodrome and becoming an aviation ambassador for the government.

The 43-year-old from Roade regularly visits schools and workplaces to talk about her career, which continued virtually during the coronavirus pandemic.

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