Troon RNLI says farewell to three lifeboat volunteers
On Monday 27 March, Troon RNLI lifeboat station said farewell to three volunteers as they stood down from the crew.
Members of the lifeboat crew gathered at the station to say goodbye to Tommy Taylor, Gregor Baird and Craig O’Neil who were presented with letters of thanks for their service with the RNLI at Troon from John Payne, Director of Lifesaving Operations. The letters were presented to them by Troon Lifeboat Operations Manager Jim Redmond along with a framed picture of Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat.
Speaking after the presentations, Jim Redmond said ‘Thanks to Tommy, Gregor and Craig for giving their time and commitment, each volunteering for several years as crew members for Troon lifeboat. All the crew would like to thank each of them for their service to Troon lifeboat station and we wish them all the best in the future.’
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