Cardigan RNLI volunteers awarded Queen’s Platinum Jubilee medals
Volunteer crew members at Cardigan RNLI lifeboat station have received special recognition as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Eight volunteer crew at Cardigan lifeboat station - Antony Barber, Derek Pusey, Gareth Owen, Hannah Pusey, Louise Francis, Mark Williams, Simon Mansfield and Stewart Towe - have been presented with Platinum Jubilee medals to mark Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne.
As a token of thanks, 4,500 RNLI volunteers and frontline staff have been awarded the special medal in recognition of the 65,886 lives the charity has saved during the Queen’s reign. The medal has also been presented to those who serve in the emergency services, prison services and Armed Forces who have completed five years consecutive service.
The award to RNLI volunteers is particularly fitting as when Princess Elizabeth became Queen in 1952, she also became patron of the organisation, continuing a lifesaving legacy left by the charity’s first patron King George IV.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.
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