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Rhyl RNLI crew awarded 26 Platinum Jubilee medals to mark 616 volunteer years

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With over 616 years of cumulative service, members of the Rhyl RNLI volunteer crew had their dedication recognised last week with 26 Platinum Jubilee medals presented in honour of the RNLI’s Patron, Her Majesty The Queen.

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RNLI Rhyl Jubilee Medal Presentation

With over 616 years of cumulative service, members of the Rhyl RNLI volunteer crew had their dedication recognised last week with 26 Platinum Jubilee medals presented in honour of the RNLI’s Patron, Her Majesty The Queen.


In a special event at RNLI Rhyl Lifeboat Station on Tuesday (21 June), Canon John Glover, HM Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Clwyd, presented fifteen of the medals to the recipients.


Rhyl RNLI volunteers to receive the Platinum Jubilee Medal are:

Paul Archer-Jones, Bob Baines, Matthew Baines, Mark Budd, Colin Clews, Darrel Crowther, Alex Day, Derek Denton, Evan Edwards, Jamie Edwards, Tara Elliot, Paul Frost, Darrell Graham, Colin Jones, Martin Jones, Vinny Jones, Kevin Lawrence, Dougie Lonsdale, Jimmy Quinn, Callum Robinson, Peter Robinson, Chris Stockport, Kev Taggart, Reeve Turner, John Vickers, Andy Wilde,


As part of the Jubilee celebrations nearly 4500 Platinum Jubilee awards have been conferred to RNLI and other emergency service volunteers, retained and paid staff in recognition of their service with those with five years or more service eligible.


Canon John Glover, Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Clwyd and Chaplain at RNLI Rhyl Lifeboat Station said: ‘It’s great to see so many of our RNLI volunteers and staff here in Rhyl receiving this special Jubilee award. I have been associated with the station for more than 25 years so it’s an honour to present these medals and recognise the long service and dedication of all the crew members today.


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RNLI/Judith Sharp

Platinum Jubilee Medal
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RNLI/Judith Sharp

Canon John Glover and Rhyl Coxswain Martin Jones

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