Ramsey RNLI welcomed two former crew members back to Ramsey Lifeboat Station this week to be presented with their RNLI Certificates of Service. The presentations were made by Branch Patron Sir Lawrence New.
Ali Clague received his certificate for 40 years service during which time Ramsey RNLI rescued 79 lives. Ali served as a member of the All Weather Lifeboat Crew and was Second Mechanic before taking up the full time role of Station Mechanic in 2003.
Rob Brew received his certificate for 20 years service during which time Ramsey RNLI rescued 11 lives. Rob served as a member of All Weather Lifeboat Crew and was appointed Second Coxswain in 2006 Rob also served as a Deputy Second Coxswain at RNLI Douglas.
Rob and Ali took the opportunity to view the recently refurbished Lifeboat Station as well as the new Shannon Class All Weather Lifeboat ‘Ann and James Ritchie 2’ together with the associated launch and recovery system.
A one off, Isle of Man stamp board, signed by Bee Gee Sir Barry Gibb, has raised £275 at auction, with the money going to the Commonwealth Games Association to support the costs involved in sending Team Isle of Man athletes to compete at the Commonwealth Games 2022 next month in Birmingham.
A statement said: ‘Isle of Man Post Office wishes Team Isle of Man best of luck in the upcoming Commonwealth Games and we’ll be cheering you on. Whilst these boards are not for sale, you too can obtain your own piece of this wonderful collection by visiting here: http://bit.ly/3bjAaoX‘