Twenty years service honoured at Bude lifeboat dinner

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By Em_Williams | Thursday, January 24, 2013, 14:05

After twenty years as a much valued member of the shore help team with Bude lifeboat, Bob Price has finally hung up his wellies and sou'wester. Bob joined the RNLI in 1992, when Bude lifeboat station was on the site of the lock gates and the modern station they now have was just a glimmer of hope.

In 1993 he qualified for launching the lifeboat and driving the tractor and also achieved his first aid certificate and radio licence.

Since 1992 Bude lifeboat has helped save 36 lives and Bob played an important role in many of these rescues. He has also helped out at every lifeboat day and vows to continue helping out over the coming years.

At the recent Bude lifeboat annual dinner, Bob was presented with an RNLI Illuminated Certificate of Service, a quartz ships clock and commemorative RNLI badge.

Lifeboat Operation Manager, Chris Cloke, said: "Bob's name has been synonymous with Bude Lifeboat shore help over the past 20 years, it is so fitting that the presentation of the institution's long service award has coincided with his retirement. We hope he will still keep in touch and visit the station from time to time."



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