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Byline: After nearly 18 years service as a volunteer crew member of the Sheerness lifeboat the deputy second coxswain has to put his duties on hold.
Page Content: Paul Sands joined the volunteer crew of the Sheerness Lifeboat in 1997 and in 2007 was ma…

Byline: After nearly 18 years service as a volunteer crew member of the Sheerness lifeboat the deputy second coxswain has to put his duties on hold.
Page Content: Paul Sands joined the volunteer crew of the Sheerness Lifeboat in 1997 and in 2007 was made deputy 2nd coxswain.
Unfortunately due to increasing work committments Paul has had to stand down as a member of the Sheerness crew.
To mark his 'retirement' from the service an informal gathering of Sheerness lifeboat crews past and present met in the Red Lion pub in Bluetown on 20 May where in appreciation of his service Paul was presented with a framed letter and certificate of service from LOM Colin Washford.
The crew also presented Paul with a holiday voucher and a nameboard from his last ship,HMS JAGUAR,whilst serving in the Royal Navy.
Sheerness Lifeboat Coxswain Robin Castle said : 'Paul has been a valued and skilled member of our crew and will be greatly missed'