New Brighton volunteer celebrates 40 years service

Lifeboats News Release

Today sees New Brighton Mechanic and Head Launcher Mike Jones celebrate 40 years service with the RNLI.

Mike joined the team in 1980, aged 18 and has served as shore crew, senior helmsman, mechanic and head launcher. Mike has also served on 4 different classes of lifeboat. Mike is an inspiration to all at the station and passes on his years of experience and knowledge, helping new crew members when they join the station.

We would also like to mention our current chairman at New Brighton Lifeboat station, Tony Jones, who also completes 40 years service with the RNLI.

I’m sure you’ll all join us in saying congratulations and thank you for your service Mike and Tony!


Mike Jones

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