Former RAF officer links up with Lyme lifeboat

Matt Adamson–Drage. Picture: Richard Horobin

Matt Adamson–Drage. Picture: Richard Horobin - Credit: Richard Horobin

A former RAF officer who is now operations manager with Lyme Regis Town Council has joined the crew of the town’s RNLI lifeboat.

As a flight lieutenant, Matt Adamson – Drage ,46, was an aerospace battle manager with the RAF until retiring last year after 20 years service.

He has now joined the lifeboat crew as deputy launching authority.

Matt’s RAF role involved co-ordinating battle situations with other services, including the Royal Marines.

He said: “I am keen to learn about all aspects of sailing and hope to have my own boat, so it seemed a natural move to volunteer with the RNLI.”


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Matt is married to Zishan, deputy town clerk of Axminster, and they have two children, four-year-old Theo and Jacob, seven.

Matt’s new position with Lyme Regis Town Council was previously held by Elliot Herbert, another member of the lifeboat crew.

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