Ramsgate Lifeboat Operations Manager retires

Lifeboats News Release

Serving a company or organisation for 35 years is a significant achievement in anyone's books, but when it involves voluntary work for the RNLI it becomes altogether more noteworthy.

Retiring LOM Ray Noble being presented with print

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Retiring LOM Ray Noble (left) being presented with print of Ramsgate Lifeboat by Bill Moses to mark his retirement

Ray Noble has been associated with the sea his entire life and during his time with Ramsgate RNLI served as crew, Deputy Launching Authority and Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM). Despite recently retiring from the lifeboat service as LOM, at age 70, he is certainly not giving up now. Lifelong friend, Bill Moses says 'Ray's dedication to the lifeboat and safety at sea are what legends are made of and the RNLI should be exceptionally proud of his commitment and devotion.'

In order to mark his retirement Bill Moses presented Ray with a cheque for £200 and a limited edition print depicting the Ramsgate lifeboat, Esme Anderson. The original print was the brainchild of celebrated local artist Robert Onion who created 10 limited edition prints, nine of which are to be sold for the benefit of Ramsgate lifeboat.

Anyone interested in purchasing one of the 9 prints should phone Ray on 01843 613764

RNLI media contacts

  • John Ray, Volunteer RNLI Press Officer, Ramsgate on 07759 480825 john.g.ray@talk21.com
  • Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East) on 0207 6207426, 07785 296252 tim_ash@rnli.org.uk
  • Paul Dunt, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East) on 0207 6207416, 07786 668825 paul_dunt@rnli.org.uk
  • For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789

Ray Noble receiving cheque for Ramsgate RNLI

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Ray Noble (left) receiving cheque on behalf of Ramsgate RNLI

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