New-Coxswain-at-the-helm-of-RNLI-Angle-lifeboat

Byline: A new full-time Coxswain has taken over the helm of Angle’s RNLI Tamar class all-weather lifeboat Mark Mason.
Page Content: Lewis Creese, who is aged 29, joined
the RNLI in 2000 as a volunteer crew member at Tenby Lifeboat Station and prior
to his move to Angle was Deputy Second Mechanic and Emergency Coxswain there.

He has been covering both positions at
Angle, on relief duty, for the past 12 months and was appointed full-time Acting
Coxswain in April, following the departure of Coxswain Andy Elliot.

Lewis’ appointment as full-time
Coxswain has now been confirmed.

Tenby-born Lewis, a former pupil of
Greenhill School, was a full-time fisherman, operating his own boat out of
Tenby and Saundersfoot, until his RNLI appointment to Angle.

 He has now taken up residence in Angle
with his partner Rhiannon, who is on the civilian staff of Dyfed Powys Police
headquarters communication centre answering 999 and 101 calls.

Lewis heads a team of two other full-time
staff – Mechanic Rich Bowles and newly-appointed Assistant Mechanic and
full-time Crew Member Lenny Howells – together with a dedicated group of volunteers,
from Angle and Milford, serving as all weather and inshore lifeboat crew
members and shore crew.

Rich Bowles joined the RNLI in 1984 as
a volunteer at Little and Broad Haven Lifeboat Station and was Helmsman in the
D class inshore lifeboat. He has undertaken duties as a RNLI relief fleet
technician at lifeboat stations across Wales, England and Southern Ireland He
joined the crew at Angle as a volunteer in 2010, on moving to the village, and
was appointed full-time Mechanic last Autumn. 

Lenny Howells is 25 and moved to Angle
at the age of 10 from Pendine. He joined the RNLI crew at Angle in 2005 and has
served as a volunteer in the station’s all weather and inshore lifeboats. He
has two sisters serving with the RNLI. Lena was Angle’s first female crew
member and is now a Lifeguard Supervisor at RNLI headquarters at Poole, and Gemma
is a current member of Angle’s volunteer crew.
Former Coxswain, Andy Elliot, has returned to his native Scotland to
skipper commercial vessels operating in the North Sea. Prior to his appointment
as Coxswain at Angle in September 2010, Andy was full-time
Mechanic at RNLI Peterhead.
Note to editors
The picture shows new Angle Coxswain Lewis Creese
(centre) with Mechanic Rich Bowles (right) and Lenny Howells, Assistant
Mechanic and full-time Crew Member, on board the all weather Tamar class
lifeboat Mark Mason.

Photo: RNLI Angle.

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone
Ted Goddard, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Angle, on 01437 763675 or
Danielle Rush, Media Relations Manager (Wales & the West) on 07786668829 or
01745585162 or by email: danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk or RNLI Public Relations on
01202336789

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Byline: A new full-time Coxswain has taken over the helm of Angle’s RNLI Tamar class all-weather lifeboat Mark Mason.
Page Content: Lewis Creese, who is aged 29, joined the RNLI in 2000 as a volunteer crew member at Tenby Lifeboat Station and prior to his move to Angle was Deputy Second Mechanic and Emergency Coxswain there.

He has been covering both positions at Angle, on relief duty, for the past 12 months and was appointed full-time Acting Coxswain in April, following the departure of Coxswain Andy Elliot.

Lewis’ appointment as full-time Coxswain has now been confirmed.

Tenby-born Lewis, a former pupil of Greenhill School, was a full-time fisherman, operating his own boat out of Tenby and Saundersfoot, until his RNLI appointment to Angle.

 He has now taken up residence in Angle with his partner Rhiannon, who is on the civilian staff of Dyfed Powys Police headquarters communication centre answering 999 and 101 calls.

Lewis heads a team of two other full-time staff - Mechanic Rich Bowles and newly-appointed Assistant Mechanic and full-time Crew Member Lenny Howells – together with a dedicated group of volunteers, from Angle and Milford, serving as all weather and inshore lifeboat crew members and shore crew.

Rich Bowles joined the RNLI in 1984 as a volunteer at Little and Broad Haven Lifeboat Station and was Helmsman in the D class inshore lifeboat. He has undertaken duties as a RNLI relief fleet technician at lifeboat stations across Wales, England and Southern Ireland He joined the crew at Angle as a volunteer in 2010, on moving to the village, and was appointed full-time Mechanic last Autumn. 

Lenny Howells is 25 and moved to Angle at the age of 10 from Pendine. He joined the RNLI crew at Angle in 2005 and has served as a volunteer in the station’s all weather and inshore lifeboats. He has two sisters serving with the RNLI. Lena was Angle’s first female crew member and is now a Lifeguard Supervisor at RNLI headquarters at Poole, and Gemma is a current member of Angle’s volunteer crew.

Former Coxswain, Andy Elliot, has returned to his native Scotland to skipper commercial vessels operating in the North Sea. Prior to his appointment as Coxswain at Angle in September 2010, Andy was full-time Mechanic at RNLI Peterhead.

Note to editors

The picture shows new Angle Coxswain Lewis Creese (centre) with Mechanic Rich Bowles (right) and Lenny Howells, Assistant Mechanic and full-time Crew Member, on board the all weather Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason.
Photo: RNLI Angle.

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Ted Goddard, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Angle, on 01437 763675 or Danielle Rush, Media Relations Manager (Wales & the West) on 07786668829 or 01745585162 or by email: danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk or RNLI Public Relations on 01202336789

RNLI Public Relations: 01202 336789 or  HYPERLINK "mailto:pressoffice@rnli.org.uk" pressoffice@rnli.org.uk.

RNLI online: For more information on the RNLI please visit HYPERLINK "http://www.rnli.org.uk/" www.rnli.org.uk. News releases and other media resources, including  HYPERLINK "http://www.rnli.org.uk/who_we_are/press_centre/rss_feed" RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI HYPERLINK "http://www.rnli.org.uk/press"  Press Centre.