Awards for long-serving Lyme lifeboat team

PUBLISHED: 15:24 05 October 2015 | UPDATED: 15:24 05 October 2015

Award winners  (l to r) Phil Ball, Rob Crabbe, Neville Causley and Pete Cable. 
n	Picture:Richard Horobin

Award winners (l to r) Phil Ball, Rob Crabbe, Neville Causley and Pete Cable. n Picture:Richard Horobin

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Seventy-five years of service to the RNLI by past and present crew is recognised

Seventy-five years of volunteer service to the RNLI by past and present crew members was recognised at the weekend at presentations in Lyme Regis.

The crew of the town’s lifeboat held an end-of-season party for families and past and present volunteers at the powerboat club headquarters on Monmouth Beach, on Saturday.

Certificates and letters of thanks were presented to four former crew members and one current crew man.

Neville Causley and Rob Crabbe received certificates on vellum for serving 24 and 20 years respectively. During Neville’s service, 99 lives were saved by the lifeboat crew and during Rob’s spell 71 people were saved.

Former helm Dave Street, who is now a deputy launching authority at the Lyme Regis station, was awarded his long-service badge marking 20 years.

Phil Ball and Pete Cable received letters of thanks for eight and three years’ service respectively.

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