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Byline: RNLI Angle lifeboat station launched a successful open day on Saturday (August 15), when a steady flow of visitors toured the £1.2m boathouse with its spectacular views over the Milford Haven Waterway.
Page Content: Visitors were able to board the £2.7m state-of-the-art Tamar class all weather lifeboat Mark Mason and inspect, for the first time, the new £41,000 D class inshore lifeboat SuperG II, which was officially named in April.

The Tamar has been in service at Angle since 2009, when she was officially named by HRH Prince Michael of Kent, The Grand Master of the Order of Mark Master Masons.

The lifeboat was funded from a £1.6M donation from the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons and by RNLI supporters in Pembrokeshire and Birmingham who donated over £400,000.

The inshore lifeboat was funded by The Coward Endowment, a small family trust established by the late Charles Coward in 1965.

The new lifeboat was officially handed over to the RNLI by Charles Coward’s son, Clive, whose grandsons, Oli and Tom Pece, were the inspiration for the lifeboat’s name.‘SuperG’ (Super Grandad) is their name for grandad Clive.

Visitors to the open day were welcomed by Lifeboat Operations Manager John Allen-Mirehouse and Coxswain Lewis Creese. Welsh cakes, tea and coffee were served by Pembroke Ladies Lifeboat Guild members Rosie Allen-Mirehouse (Guild president and RNLI Angle deputy launching authority), Daphne Bush (Guild chairman and press officer) and RNLI Angle Head Launcher David Jones.

Following the open day, visitors later returned to the boathouse to see the all weather lifeboat launched and take part in an exercise with her Y-Boat, which carries a crew of two and was deployed and recovered via the transom door.

Afterwards, the all weather lifeboat called in on neighbouring Angle Bay, to the delight of the crowds lining the shore outside the Old Point House Inn after Angle Regatta that afternoon.

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RNLI Angle crew members who welcomed visitors to the station’s open day on Saturday (August 15) are included in this group with Daphne Bush, (Pembroke Ladies Lifeboat Guild chairman and press officer, and Elaine Richards, partner of crew member David Richards. Left to right are: Back row, David Jones, Martyn Brock, Adam Stringer, Lenny Howells, David Richards, Elaine Richards and Frank Penfold. Front row, Richard Clark, Rhiannon Tebbutt, Lewis Creese (Coxswain), Ed Walker, Rich Bowles and Daphne Bush.
Photo: RNLI Angle.

RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat recovers her Y-Boat after the open day exercise on Saturday (August 15).
Photo: RNLI Angle.

RNLI Angle all weather lifeboat’s Y-Boat in action at the open day exercise on Saturday (August 15).
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, Public Relations Manager (Wales & the West) on 07786668829 or 01745585162 or by email: danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk or RNLI Public Relations on 01202336789

Byline: RNLI Angle lifeboat station launched a successful open day on Saturday (August 15), when a steady flow of visitors toured the £1.2m boathouse with its spectacular views over the Milford Haven Waterway.
Page Content: Visitors were able to board the £2.7m state-of-the-art Tamar class all weather lifeboat Mark Mason and inspect, for the first time, the new £41,000 D class inshore lifeboat SuperG II, which was officially named in April.

The Tamar has been in service at Angle since 2009, when she was officially named by HRH Prince Michael of Kent, The Grand Master of the Order of Mark Master Masons.

The lifeboat was funded from a £1.6M donation from the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons and by RNLI supporters in Pembrokeshire and Birmingham who donated over £400,000.

The inshore lifeboat was funded by The Coward Endowment, a small family trust established by the late Charles Coward in 1965.

The new lifeboat was officially handed over to the RNLI by Charles Coward’s son, Clive, whose grandsons, Oli and Tom Pece, were the inspiration for the lifeboat’s name.‘SuperG’ (Super Grandad) is their name for grandad Clive.

Visitors to the open day were welcomed by Lifeboat Operations Manager John Allen-Mirehouse and Coxswain Lewis Creese. Welsh cakes, tea and coffee were served by Pembroke Ladies Lifeboat Guild members Rosie Allen-Mirehouse (Guild president and RNLI Angle deputy launching authority), Daphne Bush (Guild chairman and press officer) and RNLI Angle Head Launcher David Jones.

Following the open day, visitors later returned to the boathouse to see the all weather lifeboat launched and take part in an exercise with her Y-Boat, which carries a crew of two and was deployed and recovered via the transom door.

Afterwards, the all weather lifeboat called in on neighbouring Angle Bay, to the delight of the crowds lining the shore outside the Old Point House Inn after Angle Regatta that afternoon.

Note to editors

CAPTIONS

RNLI Angle crew members who welcomed visitors to the station’s open day on Saturday (August 15) are included in this group with Daphne Bush, (Pembroke Ladies Lifeboat Guild chairman and press officer, and Elaine Richards, partner of crew member David Richards. Left to right are: Back row, David Jones, Martyn Brock, Adam Stringer, Lenny Howells, David Richards, Elaine Richards and Frank Penfold. Front row, Richard Clark, Rhiannon Tebbutt, Lewis Creese (Coxswain), Ed Walker, Rich Bowles and Daphne Bush.
Photo: RNLI Angle.

RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat recovers her Y-Boat after the open day exercise on Saturday (August 15).
Photo: RNLI Angle.

RNLI Angle all weather lifeboat’s Y-Boat in action at the open day exercise on Saturday (August 15).
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, Public Relations Manager (Wales & the West) on 07786668829 or 01745585162 or by email: danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk or RNLI Public Relations on 01202336789