Llandudno RNLI celebrates long service of volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

On Friday 15th February three awards were made to long serving members of the lifeboat crew.


Robbie Shields with Cpt Marcus Elliot.

Robbie Shields, who has served as a crew member on both the inshore and the all-weather lifeboats was the proud recipient of a Long Service Medal, which was presented by Captain Marcus Elliot the Operations Manager at Llandudno.

At the same time Dan Jones MBE and Daniel James were awarded the Official Royal National Lifeboat Institution Framed Certificate of Service marking their extraordinary record and expressing the thanks of the Trustees of the RNLI.

For Daniel this was in recognition of valued service as Assistant Coxswain of the all-weather lifeboat the Andy Pearce and as an assistant mechanic.

In Dan’s case he has served for 35 years as crew member, Coxswain and most recently Head Launcher. In 2011, Dan was awarded an MBE for his dedication to the service.

The awards were made at the Annual Lifeboat Ball which was this year held at the St George Hotel in Llandudno. The evening brought together crew members, volunteers, family and friends to celebrate the continuing life of the Llandudno Lifeboat. The occasion once again highlighted the extraordinary dedication of all the RNLI volunteers; and, gave the opportunity to truly appreciate the much-valued support and understanding given by the wives, husbands, partners and families of all concerned.

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Daniel James receives his award


Dan Jones with Cpt Marcus Elliot

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