Congratulations go to RNLI Salcombe Crew member James (Bomber) Marshall.

Lifeboats News Release

James, a volunteer crew member at RNLI Salcombe since November 2017 and a qualified ILB Helm since October 2019 was recently elected to serve as a member of the RNLI Council in a Professional capacity.

James as shown on RNLI Salcombe Crew Group picture

RNLI/David Dancox

Crew Photo

As a lifeboat station, to have a crew member as a Council Member is a real privilege. The insight James will bring to the Council as an active crew member will be invaluable not only by enriching the standing of Salcombe within the institution but will also bring ‘coal face’ knowledge to other members of the council management team.

James, or rather “Bomber” gained the name when interviewed by the BBC for their programme “Saving Lives at Sea,” he referred to a ‘shout’ to a fishing vessel on fire he had been involved in as a “floating bomb.”

Congratulations James, the station, the Lifeboat community, and the town of Salcombe is proud to have you as a member of the Council.
Fishing Vessel well alight

RNLI/David Dancox

Fishing Vessel Shout

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