Wally Kahn has made an enormous contribution to gliding over 50 years. He first flew solo in a glider in 1946 and achieved his FAI Silver Badge the same year (No. 85 on the British Register). A year later he gained his Gold Badge and in 1975 reached the highest achievement of all three Diamonds - only the 50th pilot in the UK to do so.
RAeC Silver Medal
British Gliding Association