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Sir Richard Williams-Buckley presents awards to R N L I volunteers at Beaumaris.

Lifeboats News Release

Sir Richard Williams-Buckley attended an informal buffet to present long service awards to current and past volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat.

In the picture in we see Sir Richard Williams-Bulkeley with the main award recipients from left to right Mr Gareth Parry, Mr Alun Owen, Sir Richard, Mr John Williams (father of Guy who was unable to attend) and Mr Glen Warburton.

RNLI/John Pulford

Awards presented at the event held in the Royal Anglesey Yacht Club on the 29 October 2016 included a 40 years’ service badge to Mr Gareth Parry, 20 years’ service badge to Mr Alun Owen who are both still active members of the Beaumaris lifeboat team.

A further presentation and recognition was given to Mr Guy Williams and Mr Leighton Jones for their service when deployed as part of the North Wales based flood rescue team to Cockemouth in the Lake District.

In addition awards for length of service were also made to the following that due either to now living or working away from Beaumaris have been unable to continue as volunteers. The first was Mr Alun Price for 8 years’ service also presented was an award for 12 years’ service to Mr Glen Warburton. A special floral tribute was presented to his wife Carolyn for operating the local Beaumaris Lifeboat web site (www.beaumarislifeboat.com/) which she has kindly agreed to keep operating on our behalf.

Sir Richard ended the presentations by congratulating the following for attending the most callouts and training sessions.

Helmsman Mr Simon Bunting, Lifeboat Crew member, Mr Paul Blackwell. Shore Crew tractor driver Mr David Owen.

Those lifeboat crew and guests present then enjoyed a marvellous hot pot prepared by the Bishopsgate Hotel and served by the personnel of the Royal Anglesey Yacht Club.

In the picture in we see Sir Richard Williams-Bulkeley with the main award recipients from left to right Mr Gareth Parry, Mr Alun Owen, Sir Richard, Mr John Williams (father of Guy who was unable to attend) and Mr Glen Warburton.

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For more information please telephone John Pulford, Beaumaris RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press officer on 07824 764474 or Chris Cousens R N L I Press officer Wales & west on 01745 585162.

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