RNLI Longhope coxswain retiring after 20 years service
Kevin Kirkpatrick's last day as full time coxswain at RNLI Longhope will be 19 May 2022, though I am happy to report that he will not be walking away entirely and will continue to be part of our crew at Longhope.
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