Final service page for Girvan Lifeboat Chairman

Lifeboats News Release

It is with heavy hearts, we announce the final service call for our Chairman Ian McClymont after 28 years of volunteering at Girvan Lifeboat

RNLI/Nigel Millard

Ian McClymont

It's with a heavy heart, we have to announce the last service page for Ian Mcclymont.

Ian unfortunately lost his fight after a period illness on Thursday 1st July.

Ian joined the Girvan lifeboat in 1993 as a crew member and developed a love and passion for the RNLI. Over his service Ian established himself as key member of the team within Girvan.

When reaching retirement age, Ian as usual didn't go quietly and returned as a deputy launching authority. During this time Ian was always passionate about being on and around the lifeboat which seen Ian assist in a service call in horrific conditions in 2015 and received a letter of thanks from the RNLI chairman, which was a highlight of his career.

Ian completed his long service with the RNLI after taking the position of Chairman.

Even during his personal time, Ian was dedicated and presented talks to groups within the local communities.

Everyone at Girvan lifeboat station would like to take this time to thank Ian's family for their sacrifices in allowing Ian to commit his time to the RNLI and Girvan Lifeboat.

Our station flag will remain flying at half mast for the time being as a mark of respect to Ian.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Ian's family at this difficult time.

RNLI/Craig Sommerville

Ian McClymont

RNLI/Nigel Millard

Ian McClymont

RNLI/Sam Jones

Ian receiving bravery letter of thanks with Girvan crew

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