Presentation night at Port Talbot RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

A presentation evening was held recently at the local golf club to present awards to RNLI personnel at Port Talbot

Recipients of Awards

RNLI/Mel Cooper

Presentation Evening
  • The presentation of awards which were for service to the RNLI, were made by the Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan, Byron Lewis.
  • Matt Rossi, retired senior helm, 24 years service. Certificate of Thanks.
  • Robbie Harris, Lifeboat Operations manager for 20 years and who continues as a DLA. Certificate of Thanks.
  • Phil Walker, retired crewman, 44 years service. Certificate of Thanks.
  • Harry Worth, retired DLA, 50 years service, Certificate of Thanks.

A presentation of a decorative plate was also made to the station president, William Hopkins, on behalf of the station, in recognition of him receiving the MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours list.

Notes to Editors

The attached picture shows, from the LEFT standing;-
Matt Rossi - Robbie Harris - William Hopkins - Lord Lieutenant Byron Lewis - Clive Morris, LOM.
Seated centre; Phil Walker.

Harry Worth was unfortunately unable to make the presentation evening.



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