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Dungeness deputy second coxswain Mark Richardson is awarded the RNLI’s thirty years service badge

On Sunday 11 September the Dungeness lifeboat station held its blessing of the lifeboat and award presentation.

During the very moving blessing service of the RNLI Shannon class lifeboat 13-02 ‘The Morrell’ the Reverend Cannon Lindsay Hammond highlighted the work of the RNLI and applauded the commitment of their volunteers in saving lives at sea.

Afterwards the new LOM (lifeboat operations manager) Roger Gillett presented deputy second coxswain Mark Richardson with his RNLI’s thirty years service badge on behalf of the Institution. In response to Roger’s speech Mark modestly said ‘teamwork’ being the word he used describing volunteering for the RNLI at Dungeness”.

Roger Gillett (LOM) presenting RNLI thirty years service badge to deputy second coxswain Mark Richardson

Photograph (l to r) shows Roger Gillett (LOM) presenting RNLI thirty years service badge to deputy second coxswain Mark Richardson
(photo by Judith Richardson, Dungeness RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer)

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