Former Student Wins Women of the Future Award

Royal Air Force Officer and former BES student Rosie Barrow

Bridgnorth Endowed School is proud to share the news that former student and Royal Air Force Officer, Rosie Barrow (née Addison), has been named as ‘Mentor of the Year’ at the 2020 Women of the Future Awards.

The announcement, made early last month, highly commended Rosie for being “a trailblazer who repeatedly demonstrates that women have an important role to play in this male-dominated environment.”

Supported by big names such as HRH the Countess of Wessex and Cherie Blair, the prestigious Women of the Future Awards are a platform to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the UK’s pipeline of female talent.

Now in her eleventh year in the RAF, Rosie commands the squadron charged with being the first footprint for medical support on the ground in the event of a worldwide incident; be it military operations or assistance with humanitarian support.

Since joining the Tactical Medical Wing in 2019, she has made a huge impact as leader of this critical unit, which is responsible for training and supporting medical personnel to be able to meet the demands of a wide range of challenging operations.

Most recently, during the current coronavirus crisis, Rosie’s personnel were ‘stood up’ for multiple operations around the globe, as well as supporting the COVID-19 response in this country.

From the first evacuation flights of UK nationals from Wuhan in January 2020 to positions in the Nightingale Hospitals, Rosie’s team and members of Tactical Medical Wing have been delivering at pace in support of the nation.

Congratulations to Rosie on winning the award and for her incredible career achievements.

To find out more about Rosie’s exciting career, please visit our Former Students Section →

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