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Llandudno RNLI welcomes new essential crew member to lifesaving team.

Lifeboats News Release

The role of Deputy Launching Authority is one of the key roles in RNLI rescues and is vital in the safe management of assets when lifeboats are launched.

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Charlie Warner, DLA Llandudno lifeboat

Charlie Warner a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army, has recently completed the comprehensive training and assessments which allow him to assume his new voluntary role at the Lifeboat Station.

In future, when he is on duty and the pager sounds, Charlie will be responsible for responding to the coastguard, making decisions regarding any deployment of the station's lifeboats and taking overall responsibility for operations.

Charlie explained, ‘I am delighted to be able to join the fantastic team of RNLI lifesavers at Llandudno, the training has been rigorous, but definitely made easier by the generous support I have received from colleagues. I am really looking forward to joining them in the extraordinary service they provide in saving lives at sea.’

Captain Marcus Elliott, Llandudno Lifeboat Operations Manager said, 'We are all very happy to welcome Charlie to the team as a Deputy Launching Authority. It is an important position and Charlie’s background in organisation and decision making fit him very well for the role.'

For more information, please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email [email protected].

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Llandudno Shannon Lifeboat at launch

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