‘Buz’ White – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

The Chief Ambulance Officer, on behalf of the St John Ambulance & Rescue Service, would like to congratulate ‘Buz’ on his achievement. The award, announced by the Lieutenant Governor as part of Her Majesty The Queens Birthday honours, recognises his voluntary commitment and dedication to both the Marine Ambulance Service and the RNLI.

Buz White has been a Marine Ambulance Voluntary Coxswain for the Ambulance & Rescue Service for over 33 years. He took part in his first mission in 1978 responding to and transferring a patient from Herm. Since then he has completed numerous marine ambulance missions, providing medical aid to the smaller islands of the Bailiwick, ships and other vessels at sea.

In 1980 he joined the Guernsey lifeboat as a crewman and in 2007 he committed to the role as the RNLI St Peter Port Lifeboat Coxswain. His dedication to voluntary duty is commendable and his competence promotes confidence in the various marine ambulance crews that have served with him over the years.