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Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station Operations Manager honoured by the Charity

Lifeboats News Release

On the evening of Friday the 30th of September, 2016 Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station Operations Manager, Peter Williams was awarded with a Bar to his Gold Badge by the RNLI’s Chairman, Charles Hunter-Pease, in recognition of his service.

It is the second highest accolade bestowed upon a volunteer by the RNLI. 


Mr William’s career with the RNLI began in 1965 when he joined as a shore-helper, before climbing aboard the Station’s then all-weather lifeboat, Robert Lindsey, in 1969.  Over the years, he progressed to be a Helmsman at the station.  In 1991, he took up the post of Honorary Secretary, a post fulfilling a similar role to that of his current post of Lifeboat Operations Manager.


Following the presentation at a ceremony held in the Guild Hall, Swansea, Criccieth Lifeboat Station’s Chairman, Dr. Tudor-Jones commented ‘this accolade is recognition of Peter’s outstanding contribution to the RNLI in Criccieth.  Over the years, he has played an integral part in ensuring Criccieth Lifeboat Station operates efficiently and successfully.  On behalf of all the volunteers associated with Criccieth Lifeboat Station, thank you.’  




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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

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