Guernsey Government House

Aurigny's Golden Anniversary Year begins

Aurigny 50th Guests Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowThe Bailiwick's own airline has kicked off its 50th Anniversary celebrations with a reception at Government House.

Past and present members of Aurigny came together with the Lieutenant-Governor, Lady Corder, the Bailiff and the President of the Policy & Resources Committee, to share memories and a birthday cake.

Company Chairman Mr Andrew Haining paid tribute to the vision and spirit of Sir Derrick Bailey, who founded the airline in Alderney in 1968, and thanked everyone who had played a part in the Aurigny story over the following half century.

Lady Corder and Aurigny Cabin Crew Manager Mrs Clare Cooper cut the 50th birthday cake, which had been specially made by a member of the airline's staff. 

Among the many guests were former Aurigny Traffic Manager and Chief Minister of Guernsey Mr Mike Torode, along with Mr Craig Alexander; retired Aurigny Managing Director, who marked the occasion by wearing an extremely rare Joey tie in honour of the most charismatic yellow Trislander.