Jubilee medals for 18 Lymington lifeboat crew members
The new commemorative medal has been created to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The awards have been presented to crew who have completed five years consecutive service. 18 members of the Lymington voluntary crew were presented their medals by Claire Deuchar from the RNLI.
When Princess Elizabeth became Queen in 1952, she also became patron of the RNLI, continuing a lifesaving legacy left by the charity’s first patron King George IV.
RNLI Chief Executive Mark Dowie said: ‘I am delighted to see so many RNLI volunteers and staff being recognised by this prestigious award alongside other frontline members of the emergency services, prison services and the Armed Forces.
‘The Platinum Jubilee medal follows a long history of awarding medals to mark Royal Jubilee celebrations, and this is the fourth medal under Her Majesty The Queen’s reign.
‘It is a testament to the selflessness and dependability of our people that many have served the RNLI long enough to have been awarded all four Jubilee medals.
‘My congratulations and thanks go to all the recipients and our thousands of other volunteers and staff who work tirelessly to deliver our essential lifesaving services in our mission to save every one.’
Crew awarded: Allan Punton, Barry Down, Ben Bradley-Watson, Dave Hall, Ian McFarlane, James Douch, James Lever, John Husband, John West, Kevin Coster, Leon Hockley, Mike Crowe, Nick Hayward, Paul Harrison, Philip Baker, Richard Clarke, Simon Naylor, Simon Nuding.
Suzanne Brown, Lifeboat Press Officer, Lymington Lifeboat Station (07711) 393910 [email protected].uk
Paul Dunt, Regional Media Officer, SE and London (07785) 296252 [email protected]
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