Douglas RNLI volunteer crew members were presented with their Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals by former Secretary and Lifeboat Operations Manager, Capt. David Cowell, at a reception hosted by Cains at Fort Anne on 1 November 2012.
Following a welcome and introduction by Mary Corran, Lifeboat Operations Manager, before presenting the medals Capt. Cowell remarked on the significance of the venue: ‘Although now rebuilt, there could not be a more appropriate place than Fort Anne, as the former home of RNLI founder Sir William Hillary, for the presentation of the Jubilee medals.’
Medal recipients boat crew: Neal T. Corran(Coxswain); Juan L. Howland(Emg’y. Cox);Tony W. Radcliffe(Mechanic); Peter D. Cowin(Emg’y. Mech); Donald A. Bottomley(Emg’y. Mech); Simon G. Bushe(Emg’y Mech); Peter J. Washington(Emg’y Mech); Emily M. Heaton; Richard Coase; J. Noel Farrell; Mark Versluijs; Richard Forrest; Graeme Cushnie; Nigel Smallwood
Medal recipients shore crew: Mary E. Corran(LOM); Paul Cunningham(Head Launcher); Alex D. McBride(Winch Operator); Robert Corran M.B.E.; John McCreadie; Paul Zywicki
At the conclusion of the presentation, Mr. Peter Cain, RNLI Douglas Branch President, thanked Cains for hosting the evening and for their continued support.