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Troon RNLI Lifeboat Coxswain is presented with Community Council Civic Award

Lifeboats News Release

At a recent meeting of Troon Community Council, Troon Lifeboat Coxswain Joe Millar was presented with his award as the latest recipient of the Troon Community Council Civic Award.

Coxswain Joe Millar with his award

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Troon RNLI Lifeboat Coxswain Joe Millar with his award

Joe has been involved with the RNLI in Troon since 1991 initially as a volunteer crew member, later progressing to full time mechanic in 2001 and has been full time coxswain since 2002. As Coxswain Joe is responsible for all-aspects of the lifeboat station including the Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat and D class inshore lifeboat Sheena. On call 24 hours a day, Joe takes command of the RNLI all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat when requested to launch by Belfast Coastguard and is responsible for the crew and any casualties.

On receipt of his award Joe said, ‘It’s a great privilege to be presented with the award by Troon Community Council for over 30 years with the RNLI in Troon. It’s been a great honour to be recognised for my work as part of the life-saving team that makes up the RNLI in Troon.”

Troon RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Jim Redmond, said: “Since he began volunteering with the RNLI in 1991, Joe has been dedicated to the lifeboat service in Troon and this award is well deserved for his commitment to the station and the RNLI over those years.”

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