Lymington Lifeboat Station

 

Lymington Lifeboat Station

 

Lymington Lifeboat Station

 

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The end of an era at Lymington RNLI Lifeboat Station

Local dignitaries, friends and colleagues, crew past and present, together with representatives of the RNLI senior management gathered at Lymington Town Sailing Club on the evening of Monday 22 October to say “Thank you and happy retirement” to Mike Webb who has retired after 40 years involvement with Lymington RNLI Lifeboat station serving in the following capacities:
Deputy Launching Authority: 1987 – 1997
Honorary Secretary: 1997 – 2003
Lifeboat Operations Manager: 2003 – 2013
Deputy Launching Authority: 2013 – 2018

Glowing tributes to Mikes efforts over the years on behalf of the station and particularly his time spend in ensuring the building of the current station went to plan, were offered by: Nick Hayward current Lifeboat Operations Manager, Andrew Woods; Regional Operations Policy Manager representing George Rawlinson who could not be with us and Eddie Donaldson; Treasurer and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

In response Mike reflected on his time with the RNLI and how the technology and operating processes has changed. Gone where maroons, everyone has a pager and a mobile phone. Reporting is instant, whether to Headquarters or onto Social Media. Boats are bigger, faster and heavier and Health and Safety is paramount.

Presentation of an illuminated scroll was made by Eddie Donaldson Treasurer and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees with a large box of something special being presented later by the crew.

Photo Credit: O Chenevix-Trench