New Lifeboat Operations Manager for Troon RNLI lifeboat Station
Troon RNLI lifeboat station is pleased to announce that Jim Redmond has taken on the volunteer role of Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM) following the recent retirement of David Shaw.
Former firefighter Jim has been at the lifeboat station for over two years in the capacity of Deputy Launching Authority (DLA). As Lifeboat Operations Manager Jim will now be responsible for managing all operational activities at the lifeboat station, as well as authorising the launch of the lifeboats working closely with the stations full time Coxswain Joe Millar and Mechanic Evan Gallagher.
Jim said 'It's a honour and privilege to be appointed as the Lifeboat Operations Manager at Troon Lifeboat Station which has been providing a life saving service for over 148 years and I am also looking forward to working closely with Joe and Evan and the rest of the volunteers. I would like to thank David for his time as LOM, for the assistance he has given me in preparation for my new role and I wish David all the best on his retirement.'
Speaking about his retirement David said: ‘Although I have only been involved with the station at Troon for a short time it has been a privilege to volunteer at this station. I shall miss being involved in the daily operations and working with the volunteer crew. I am delighted that Jim has been appointed to the LOMs role. I wish him well in this role and would like to thank him for all his assistance at Deputy Launching Authority.’
Troon Lifeboat Coxswain Joe Millar said: ‘For the past two years, David has been an essential part of the station at Troon, and it has been enjoyable to work alongside him. On behalf of everyone at Troon lifeboat station I would like to wish David well on his retirement.’
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.