Lifeboat welcomes aboard two new recruits

PUBLISHED: 06:50 02 March 2015 | UPDATED: 06:50 02 March 2015

Chris Hinton

Chris Hinton

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Lyme Regis RNLI management team fills important vacancies

Ian MarshallIan Marshall

Two new volunteers have answered an SOS to fill vacancies on the management team at the RNLI lifeboat station in Lyme Regis.

Retired army major Ian Marshall, 67, has joined the ranks of the Deputy Launching Authorities (DLAs) while Chris Hinton, 65, has stepped forward to fill the role of treasurer.

Mr Marshall recently moved to Lyme Regis with his wife Annemarie following his retirement after 32 years as a member of the Royal Logistic Corps where his specialist role was bomb disposal.

Mr Hinton, who lives in Charmouth, is a retired operations and logistics director.

He has a mooring for his 18ft day fisher boat in Lyme Regis harbour, and said: “I have always felt reassured that the RNLI is just a radio call away if I need them, and perhaps it is time I gave something back.”

In the meanitme the Lyme Regis RNLI team is still looking for another DLA, and anyone interested in learning more taking on the role should contact Adrian Ragbourne at adrian@ragbourne.com.


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