RNLI recognises a total of 50 years of service by one volunteer at Beaumaris.
Gareth Parry an R N L I volunteer s at Beaumaris lifeboat station has received a medal to commemorate his fifty years of volunteering with the lifeboat. This was presented today at a belated due to the Covid 19 pandemic crew Christmas dinner.
The award was presented to Stuart Wallace the Regional Lifesaving Lead for the Wales and West.
Gareth in his years of service originally as crew and emergency mechanic on the All-Weather Lifeboat which was withdrawn from service in 1991. He was a helm on the Blue Peter two Inshore Lifeboats, being one of the earliest lifeboat men to receive a Gold Blue Peter badge He is currently a Deputy Launching Authority at the station.
In the course of his time with the RNLI he has been the recipient of two bravery awards. He has been a RNLI Standard bearer for over 35 years. Displaying the standard on many occasions including at St. David Hall Cardiff for a Remembrance Day service where he represented all the Welsh stations. One of his proudest memories is carrying the Queen Mother’s Lifeboat Standard in a Remembrance Day service at Albert Hall in London in front of Her Majesty the Queen when he represented all the U.K stations.
His two proud offspring Tomos and Sioned a Michelin Star Chief and an Art Professional respectively both currently live in London, but will be in Beaumaris for this ceremony.
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