RNLI – Blyth Lifeboat Station

Operating both D Class and Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboats – The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea

Author: Robin Palmer

65 years of voluntary work with the RNLI recognised with an award

Dr Reginald Carr was the guest of honour at the Blyth Lifeboat Station where his voluntary work with the RNLI was the focus of the evening ¬†Voluntary Crew past and present were amongst the friends and family of Dr Carr who had gathered to say ‘Thank You’ for the work and commitment he had shown in supporting the RNLI over the past 65 years. The evening started with the current Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM), Barry Pearson welcoming everyone to Blyth RNLI and then introduced recently retired LOM, John Scott who then explained to everyone,Dr Carr’s involvement with the RNLI and the roles that he had held within the Station at Blyth. Simon Ling, Regional Operation Policy Manager for the RNLI, then addressed the audience on behalf of the Charity and said, ‘It was an incredible occasion and I was delighted to be asked to attend the presentation evening.Dr Carr is an inspiration to all of us in the RNLI and it was an honour and privilege to present him with his award in recognition of his service.’ Dr Carr aged 90, then addressed the audience and talked about his time with the RNLI and that he first become attached due to his family, as his father was a harbour pilot and sea captain and his mother a member of the Ladies Guild. He thanked everyone for his award and...

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