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Byline: Tobermory Lifeboat Station has just bid farewell to one of the RNLI’s first female Coxswains who has resigned after nearly 20 years of service.
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Jane Griffiths joined Tobermory RNLI as a volunteer crew member in September 1996 and was appointed as a Deputy Second Coxswain in August 2004, one of the first women in the RNLI to be appointed to the position.

During more than 18 years’ service, she took part in 67 rescues, helping to save four lives and assisting numerous others in difficulty at sea. She also spent 400 hours or the equivalent of two and a half weeks on exercise.

Jane resigned from the volunteer crew shortly before Christmas due to having to spend increasing amounts of time overseas through her work as a marine scientist.

Tobermory RNLI full time Coxswain Andrew McHaffie said: ‘As well as being one of the first ever female Coxswains in the RNLI, Jane has given nearly two decades of service to saving lives at sea and she has been generous in passing on her knowledge to new members of the crew.

‘She will be much missed and everyone at the station would like to wish her all the very best for the future.’

*The photograph by Sam Jones shows Jane Griffiths with the international musician Fish at Tobermory’s Lifeboat Day in 2011. 

RNLI Media Contacts: Sam Jones, Tobermory’s volunteer lifeboat press officer, 07747 601900.

Byline: Tobermory Lifeboat Station has just bid farewell to one of the RNLI’s first female Coxswains who has resigned after nearly 20 years of service.
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Jane Griffiths joined Tobermory RNLI as a volunteer crew member in September 1996 and was appointed as a Deputy Second Coxswain in August 2004, one of the first women in the RNLI to be appointed to the position.

During more than 18 years’ service, she took part in 67 rescues, helping to save four lives and assisting numerous others in difficulty at sea. She also spent 400 hours or the equivalent of two and a half weeks on exercise.

Jane resigned from the volunteer crew shortly before Christmas due to having to spend increasing amounts of time overseas through her work as a marine scientist.

Tobermory RNLI full time Coxswain Andrew McHaffie said: ‘As well as being one of the first ever female Coxswains in the RNLI, Jane has given nearly two decades of service to saving lives at sea and she has been generous in passing on her knowledge to new members of the crew.

'She will be much missed and everyone at the station would like to wish her all the very best for the future.’

*The photograph by Sam Jones shows Jane Griffiths with the international musician Fish at Tobermory’s Lifeboat Day in 2011. 

RNLI Media Contacts: Sam Jones, Tobermory's volunteer lifeboat press officer, 07747 601900.