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Dungeness RNLI station mechanic and second coxswain is awarded the RNLI’s thirty years service badge

On the evening of Sunday 13 September the Dungeness lifeboat station held its blessing of the lifeboat and awards presentation.

After the blessing, station personnel, crew, shore crews, families and friends of the station watched with pride as the Chairman of the Management Committee, Peter Thomas presented the station’s second coxswain and mechanic Trevor Bunney with his RNLI thirty years service badge. The chairman also presented the retired deputy launching authority Mick Pearson with a retirement clock and his wife Maxine was presented with flowers. Betty Paine, who was awarded her gold long service badge at the Barbican in May also received a bouquet of flowers from the station.

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Photos courtesy of Guy Freeman

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