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Largs Sea Safety Volunteer Retires After 18 Years

Lifeboats News Release

Sea Safety Volunteer David Wishdish has decided to retire after 18 years of dedicated volunteer work.

David Wishdish who has recently retired from the RNLI at Largs Station


David Wishdish who has recently retired from the RNLI at Largs Station
David a resident of Largs has given 18 years of sterling service to the sea safety branch of the RNLI in Largs.
David is himself a yachtsman and holds a wealth of knowledge in all matters connected to the sea and sailing with a particular knowledge of safety,the use and maintenance of lifejackets and associated marine safety devices.
All management and crew at Largs lifeboat station thank David for his many years of dedicated work which many sea farers' will have benefitted from and wish him a well earned retirement.

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