New coxswain in Wick

Lifeboats News Release

Wick RNLI would like to introduce your new coxswain, Allan Lipp.

RNLI/John Taylor

Wick’s new Coxswain Allan Lipp

Allan first joined the RNLI in 1996, following in his father’s footsteps, where Allan’s father David was the coxswain of the Invergordon Lifeboat. Allan joined the crew as a volunteer in Invergordon and worked his way through various roles from mechanic to navigator and finally to coxswain.

Prior to moving to Wick Allan took on the role of fleet staff coxswain a role which involved travelling to different stations to provide operational support.

Allan and his partner Mhairi Ross a trainee ambulance technician moved to Wick in July last year and joined the Wick crew as volunteers.

Having now taken on the coxswains post Allan is looking forward to meeting our many supporters so feel free to call in to the station where you will be made welcome.

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