Burnham RNLI Operations Manager thanked by crewmembers
RNLI's Past Lifeboat Operations Manager Ricky Holmes has been
thanked by his crew.
handed over the reins at Burnham-On-Sea lifeboat station to Matt
Davies just before Christmas and he's subsequently been covering
Deputy Launch Authority duties since then.
Ricky stepped down altogether from operations, preparing for a
house move to the South Coast, but he is maintaining social contact
with the Burnham team.
a recent shore-based training night, Ricky was presented with
several gifts from the crew to thank him for his dedication over
was a founder member of BARB Search & Rescue and transferred
to the RNLI when they came back to Burnham in 2003.
driving the launching tractors, he progressed to DLA and onwards
to run the station as Lifeboat Operations Manager.
Chairman Ashley Edwards thanked Ricky for his dedication and hard
work, presenting him with a parcel containing a brass clock and
weather vane plaque, plus a night for him and his wife to stay
at the Lifeboat College in Poole.
Helm Nick Edrich said of Ricky: "All at Burnham Lifeboat
Station would like to thank Ricky for his efforts over the many
years he has been involved in helping save lives at sea."
commitment and dedication to the role certainly didn't go unnoticed
by his fellow crew members at the station. We wish Ricky and his
wife all the very best in his new venture on the south coast."
Pictured: Ricky Holmes with Station
Chairman Ashley Edwards