IFATCA is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Edgerton "Edge" Green on July 17, 2022, at the age of 92.
Edge's professional life was connected with aviation throughout. National service introduced him to radar in the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force, after which he became a navigator with a major aerial survey company. He started his ATC career as a GCA controller, seconded to the United States Air Force before joining the civil side at Bournemouth. Subsequent postings took him to Heathrow and eventually London ATCC, where he worked as both sector and chief sector controller. In between these postings, he managed to get in 18 months in Accra, Ghana, where he assisted with training the first radar controllers. He was UK GATCO's IFATCA liaison officer for several years and eventually served as GATCO President for two years from 1985. He was a member of IFATCA's technical and professional committee (SC I) for several years, serving on the IFALPA ATS study group as the IFATCA representative. He also represented the Federation at ICAO on several occasions.
In 1990, Edge joined the IFATCA Executive Board as the Federation's last Executive Secretary. In that role, he was instrumental in establishing the Federation's permanent office in Montreal, Canada, in 1997. In the years before, Edge and his wife Wendy were familiar faces at the Annual Conferences, managing the Conference Secretariat with unseen efficiency and flair. For their hard work, the Federations recognised the Greens at the Conference in Toulouse, 1998: Edge received the Scroll of Honour, while Wendy was made the Federation's first Honorary Member. Three years later, their expertise was needed one final time to assist during the 40th Annual Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
On behalf of the Executive Board and membership of the Federation, we extend our deepest condolences to Edge's family and loved ones. May he rest in peace.