Donate now

Twenty Year Service medal awarded to Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI crewman

Lifeboats News Release

Crewman Ryan Dalrymple received his 20 year service medal from RNLI Head of Region North and East, Ross Barraclough.

RNLI/Hazel Bettison

20 Year Award

Ryan has served at Berwick-upon-Tweed lifeboat station for twenty years, giving his time voluntarily to help save lives at sea. to help save lives at sea.


Being part of the lifeboat crew, he served on the all-weather Mersey lifeboat, where he received The Commendation Award from the Lifesaving Operations Director John Payne, for his part in rescuing a distressed person swimming off Spittal beach. He continues to serve on the inshore lifeboats the Atlantic 85 and the D-class.


Ryan said: ‘Living in a coastal town and knowing the strength and dangers of the sea from being young, made me want to become a member of the RNLI. I work with an excellent crew, enjoy the friendship and comradeship when we are out either training or saving lives at sea.’


Lifeboat Operations Manager Kevin Knox said: ‘Ryan is a valued member of our lifeboat crew, his dedication and commitment, working as a team member, with commendable professionalism to saving lives at sea is second to none. Well done Ryan from all of us at Berwick-upon-Tweed lifeboat station.’

RNLI Media contacts

For more information, please contact Hazel Bettison, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer: [email protected]

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.

Categories