Brave lifeboat crew members being honoured in royal presentation

Three volunteer lifeboat crew members are to receive RNLI Medals for Gallantry on Thursday 17 May.

The gallantry medals – the Royal National Lifeboat Institution‘s highest honours – will be formally presented by HRH The Duke of Gloucester, president of the RNLI, at the charity’s annual awards ceremony at the Barbican in London.

Receiving a silver medal is Garry Clark of Dungeness, who was at the forefront of the dramatic rescue of seven people from the storm-struck training yacht Liquid Vortex back in January.

Bronze medals are going to Exmouth’s Roger Jackson, for his leading role in the rescue of four people from a capsized powerboat last October, and Darren Crowe from St Abbs, who saved a man trapped by the sea in a cave.

The crewmates of all three medal recipients are also being recognised for their parts in the rescues.

RNLI Medals for Gallantry are awarded to those who demonstrate exceptional courage, leadership or skill during a rescue service.


Photo RNLI/Nathan Williams: Exmouth’s Roger Jackson, Garry Clark of Dungeness, and St Abbs lifeboat operations manager Alastair Crowe, who will receive the medal on behalf of his nephew Darren Crowe, in London on Weds 16 May.

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