Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station Operations Manager honoured by the Charity
On the evening of Friday the 30th of September, 2016 Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station Operations Manager, Peter Williams was awarded with a Bar to his Gold Badge by the RNLI’s Chairman, Charles Hunter-Pease, in recognition of his service.
It is the second highest accolade bestowed upon a volunteer by the RNLI.
Mr William’s career with the RNLI began in 1965 when he joined as a shore-helper, before climbing aboard the Station’s then all-weather lifeboat, Robert Lindsey, in 1969. Over the years, he progressed to be a Helmsman at the station. In 1991, he took up the post of Honorary Secretary, a post fulfilling a similar role to that of his current post of Lifeboat Operations Manager.
Following the presentation at a ceremony held in the Guild Hall, Swansea, Criccieth Lifeboat Station’s Chairman, Dr. Tudor-Jones commented ‘this accolade is recognition of Peter’s outstanding contribution to the RNLI in Criccieth. Over the years, he has played an integral part in ensuring Criccieth Lifeboat Station operates efficiently and successfully. On behalf of all the volunteers associated with Criccieth Lifeboat Station, thank you.’
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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 over 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.