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Paraskier Awarded MBE

Shona Brownlee is recognised in the New Year’s Honours as she became the UK’s No 1 monoskier and is in the World Top Ten. She serves in the RAF.

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Senior Aircraftwoman Shona Brownlee was cited as an exemplary ambassador for the RAF.

She became involved in the Armed Forces Para Snowsport Team through the Government’s Battle Back programme after suffering a serious injury during a military exercise, resulting in a below-the-knee amputation.

She later became the number one ranked female mono-skier in Great Britain and is now ranked ninth in the world.

In 2019, Shona’s contribution to the Armed Forces Para Snowsport Team raised approximately £50,000 to support wounded, injured and sick serving personnel and veterans.

“I’m incredibly honoured and humbled to have been named in the New Year Honours list,” she said.

“To say the phone call came as a bit of a shock would be a massive understatement but it is an incredible way to end what has been an amazing year and to kick off what is already looking to be a very exciting 2022.”

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