Canadians featured prominently in Guild awards
Oct. 26, 2010, Abbotsford, B.C. - The Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators annual awards banquet was held in London on 21 October at Guildhall and recognized a number of Canadians.
By Carey Fredericks
The prestigious Prince Philip award for helicopter rescue was won for the second time by 442 Sqdn CDF Comox BC. The crew, Major (retired) Jason von Kruse, Lieutenant-Colonel Christian Lalande, Master Corporal Dominic Frenette, Sergeant Kent Gulliford, and Master Corporal William (Billy) Ternes were presented with their award by the Lord Mayor of London. It was the second time that Sgt Kent Gulliford received the award, being part of the 2007 crew who also received the award.
Peter Evans, President of Vancouver’s Harbour Air, was awarded a Master Air Pilot Certificate, John Burley, Chairman of the North American Region, Ron Price, President of the Abbotsford International Airshow and Barry Marsden, Chairman of Conair Group received the Livery of the Guild earlier the same day.
The Guild was formed in Canada in 2007 and has recently been expanded to include the United States. The Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators is a U.K. based organization, founded in 1929, which promotes air safety and recognizes outstanding airmanship. The Guild has established Regions in North America, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong and worldwide membership is drawn from pilots engaged in private, commercial, military and government aviation.