RNLI Chief Executive visits Troon RNLI lifeboat station

Lifeboats News Release

On Tuesday 18 May 2021 RNLI Chief Executive Mark Dowie paid a quick visit to Troon lifeboat as part of his whistle-stop tour of RNLI lifeboat stations.

Troon lifeboat Coxswain Joe Millar receiving his 30 year medal.

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Troon lifeboat Coxswain Joe Millar receiving his 30 year medal.
During his visit to the station Mark, who was appointed RNLI Chief Executive in 2019, met with representatives of the lifeboat crew, management group, fundraisers and shop volunteers.

While at Troon, Mark presented two well known Troon RNLI members with RNLI long service medals.
Mark awarded Coxswain Joe Millar with his 30 year medal.

And Mark also presented retired Troon Coxswain, and current lifeboat station curator, Ian Johnson with his medal marking 50 years with the RNLI.

Congratulations to both Joe and Ian from everyone at Troon lifeboat station.

RNLI Media contacts:

Andrew Limond, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Troon Lifeboat Station, 01292 314414 lifeboattroon@gmail.com

Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639, gemma_mcdonald@rnli.org.uk

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07920 365929, martin_macnamara@rnli.org.uk
Retired Troon Coxswain, and current lifeboat station curator, Ian Johnson receiving his medal marking 50 years with the RNLI.

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Retired Troon Coxswain, and current lifeboat station curator, Ian Johnson receiving his medal marking 50 years with the RNLI.

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