Cains Host Douglas RNLI Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal Presentation

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.