New Brighton volunteer celebrates 40 years service
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!
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.