RNLI Coastal Review Committee

Wednesday 21st January 2015 


The committee, chaired by Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, reviews each lifeboat station's performance on a five-yearly basis.


Other members of the committee included Vice Admiral Sir Richard Ibbotson, Mrs Fiona Fell and George Rawlinson the RNLI's Operations Director.


The group undertook a tour of the boathouse before discussions took place regarding past events and future needs of the station.


Local managers Andy Clift,  Regional Operations Manager and Andrew Ashton, Divisional Operations Manager were also in attendance.


Credit: Michael Brown

Royal National Lifeboat Institution president HRH The Duke of Kent visited Newbiggin Lifeboat Station

on Tuesday 6th May 2014.


In his role as RNLI president, The Duke of Kent makes annual visits to a selection of RNLI stations every year.

During his time in Northumberland, the Duke met volunteer crew and fundraisers and learned more about their vital work at Newbiggin.

While at the station His Royal Highness presented volunteer Helmsman Paul Armstrong, with an award for twenty years of dedicated service to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Andy Clift, RNLI Regional Operations Manager, said: ‘His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent took a real interest in each volunteer and their individual roles within the charity. It meant a great deal for them to be able to meet him, it seemed the perfect way to thank them for their dedicated service.’