Dungeness Lifeboat Coxswain
Stuart is the full time Coxswain of Dungeness Lifeboat and the Lifeboat Training Co-ordinator. His main role is to take command of the lifeboat on service calls, handle the boat when along side a casualty and if necessary co-ordinate surface searches involving other vessels looking for casualties. His day to day role is the upkeep of the boat and equipment. His job also includes the planning and organising of crew training between Dungeness and the Lifeboat College in Poole.
He joined the crew in 1977, he lives close to the station at Lydd on Sea and is married to Lisa, they have two children, Natalie and Jason.
In 1992 Stuart received the Chairman's letter of thanks and 1997 he received a long service medal from the RNLI. In 2006 he received a letter of thanks from the Director of Operations. In 2012 he received a 30 year RNLI long service medal and also the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2017 he received his 40 year RNLI long service medal.