Guernsey Government House

Recognition for Channel Islands Air Search stalwarts!

The Lieutenant-Governor joined CIAS for their 40th Anniversary Celebrations and presented two awards on Monday 15th November, to long serving stalwarts of Channel Islands Air Search (CIAS).CIAS 2

CIAS has provided an invaluable service to these Islands for some 41 years, and two of those involved since it's inception were recognised in a presentation that took place at the CIAS Hangar.  One recipient is credited with being the founder, whilst the other has provided engineering support, and indeed designed the set up for the search equipment in the original aircraft. 

As a service which covers all the Channel Islands, the original plan was for the presentation to be done by the Lieutenant-Governors from both Bailiwicks who are both patrons of their respective island Air Search teams. It is a rare event to have Sir Ian joined by His Excellency Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton and it didn't happen this time either...Covid strikes again! The visit from the Jersey delegation had to be cancelled at short notice. Sir Stephen had been contact traced but was still able to join them remotely via Zoom in the hanger. CIAS 3