Weymouth Lifeboats, Awards


Above - Edward (Ponty) Groves receives Cetificate of 20yrs Service

 

The first crew member to be rewarded with a medal was Coxswain Fred Palmer in 1948. The next year Fred Palmer and Mechanic James McDermott both received medals

Year

Crew Member

Medal / Award

Vessel

1948

Coxswain Fred Palmer

Bronze

Yacht Mite

1949

Coxswain Fred Palmer

Silver

Tug HLS 161

1949

Mechanic James McDermot

Bronze

Tug HLS 161

1965

Crewman Donald Laker

Bronze

Yacht Dehra

1972

Coxswain Alfred Pavey

Bronze

Yacht Nomis

1976

2nd Coxswain Victor Pitman

Silver

Yacht Latifa

1987

Coxswain/Mechanic Derek Sargent

Bronze

Catamaran Sunbeam Chaser

Weymouth Lifeboats are ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with a doctor if required, to go to the aid of those who find themselves in danger at sea. The Lifeboats work closley with the Coastguards and their helicopter as and when the need arises.