Guernsey’s annual air display is one of the most popular events on the local calendar.
This year it’s taking place in June instead of September so that islanders can enjoy the Red Arrows, which are touring Canada in September.
Swoffers is one of a number of companies that have signed up to support the event by becoming a ‘corporate friend’.
‘We know the Guernsey Air Display is a mammoth task to organise and also requires significant financial investment, so we are delighted to lend our support to this much-loved event,’ says Swoffers director Spencer Noyon.
‘We would encourage any local businesses or individuals who haven’t yet signed up, to do so. The only reason that Guernsey is able to attract such a wonderful display is through the considerable efforts of the organisers in attracting private funding.’
On Thursday 6th June the skies above St Peter Port will welcome back the Red Arrows, as well as Britain’s only disabled aerobatic display team on their first visit to Guernsey, plus a host of other aircraft.
This year’s display marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and also celebrates the centenary of civil aviation in the island and eight decades of Guernsey Airport being its primary gateway.
‘I cannot think of a better date for the 2019 Guernsey Air Display than 6 June, with all its poignancy of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Normandy Landings,’ says Alan Brunger, President of the Royal Air Forces Association (Guernsey Branch).
‘As in June 1944, and all conflicts around the world past, present and future, many who have fought, are fighting or will fight for their country have paid the ultimate price with their lives.
‘The sole raison d’etre of the Guernsey Air Display is to remember and commemorate all those who have fought in conflicts from World War 1 to the present day and will continue to do so in the future.’
For more information on how to become involved with the Guernsey Air Display visit www.guernseyairdisplay.com