Visit-by-High-Sheriff-of-Clwyd-to-Rhyl-RNLI-lifeboat-station

Byline: The High sheriff of Clwyd, Mr. John David Meredeith Jones LLB FRSA, recently paid a visit to Rhyl to meet the crew and to find out more about how a busy RNLI service works. The occasion was also marked by the scattering of a supporter’s ashes at sea.
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Mr. Jones came to the station in the evening of 4 November, and was met by the Operations manager Darrel Crowther, and the Coxswain Martin Jones. He was given a tour of the station and told of the principles of how the charity’s volunteers manage to keep the service going with over 100 call-outs a year. Already the station has had nearly 80 “shouts” to date, including 21 with the All-weather lifeboat. The Sheriff then saw the lifeboat launch on exercise and said “I didn’t realise how much work was involved in launching and recovering the lifeboat, I am very impressed with the professionalism and dedication shown by the crew”.

The opportunity was also taken to scatter the ashes at sea of a supporter of Rhyl Lifeboat. Arthur Thompson was in the navy for 9 years and served on both surface ships and submarines. He served as a Radio and Electrical Mechanic. He was proud of being a Submariner. The Thompson / Nightingale/Burgin Families have supported the Rhyl Lifeboat for over 15 years. Arthur’s brother Derek presented the crew with a cheque for £2500, in addition to the £100 previously donated from a collection at Arthur’s funeral.

The picture shows Derek Thompson presenting the cheque to Coxswain Martin Jones, with the crew and the High Sheriff Mr. Jones, second from right.

Byline: The High sheriff of Clwyd, Mr. John David Meredeith Jones LLB FRSA, recently paid a visit to Rhyl to meet the crew and to find out more about how a busy RNLI service works. The occasion was also marked by the scattering of a supporter's ashes at sea.
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Mr. Jones came to the station in the evening of 4 November, and was met by the Operations manager Darrel Crowther, and the Coxswain Martin Jones. He was given a tour of the station and told of the principles of how the charity's volunteers manage to keep the service going with over 100 call-outs a year. Already the station has had nearly 80 "shouts" to date, including 21 with the All-weather lifeboat. The Sheriff then saw the lifeboat launch on exercise and said "I didn't realise how much work was involved in launching and recovering the lifeboat, I am very impressed with the professionalism and dedication shown by the crew".

The opportunity was also taken to scatter the ashes at sea of a supporter of Rhyl Lifeboat. Arthur Thompson was in the navy for 9 years and served on both surface ships and submarines. He served as a Radio and Electrical Mechanic. He was proud of being a Submariner. The Thompson / Nightingale/Burgin Families have supported the Rhyl Lifeboat for over 15 years. Arthur's brother Derek presented the crew with a cheque for £2500, in addition to the £100 previously donated from a collection at Arthur's funeral.

The picture shows Derek Thompson presenting the cheque to Coxswain Martin Jones, with the crew and the High Sheriff Mr. Jones, second from right.