Through the kind donations of University of Glasgow alumni, the organisers of PGCA2019 are delighted to be able to offer potential speakers and delegates a small portion of funding to help towards travel and accommodation costs incurred while attending the conference. A sum of £1000 has been split between two separate travel awards, each of which is dedicated to the memory of a Scottish sailor or airman who served during the Second World War (1939-1945). Further information about the two funds can be found below:
The Hugh H. Mooney Memorial Travel Award
Born in Glasgow in 1913, Hugh Harvey Mooney spent seven years raising the funds necessary to attend the University of Glasgow, finally enrolling in 1939. However, his studies were cut short by the outbreak of WW2. He served as a navigator in a Lancaster Bomber of No.467 Squadron, but was killed in action on June 29th, 1943 when his plane was shot down over the town of Roermond in the Netherlands.
This travel award has been set up by the kind donation of funds by H. Mooney’s surviving relatives. The award is intended to assist five applicants with the costs of attending the conference for the purposes of presenting on a conflict-related topic.
Please note that, as of the deadline May 28th 2019, applications for the H.H. Mooney Award have officially closed.
The George D. Pope Memorial Travel Award
Born in Campbeltown in 1924,George David Pope trained aboard the HMS Arethusa and joined the Royal Navy in 1940 at the age 16. He was aboard HMS Valiant when it was mined in Alexandria Harbour on December 19th, 1941 and later served in the Arctic Convoys. He was awarded the Ushakov Medal, the Arctic Star and the British Empire Medal. After the War, he served for 26 years in the Royal Navy and died in 2006.
The George D. Pope Memorial Travel Award has been set up by the kind donation of friends and family. The purpose of the award is to assist university students to travel to Glasgow to attend the conference and further their professional development.