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RNLI Torbay Lifeboats   

A charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SCO37736). Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland


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Patron The Chairman of Torbay Council
Station President Steve Birchenall
Lifeboat Management Group Chairman Paul Bradfield

The 2018 Operations Team

Lifeboat Operations Manager   

Nick O'Brien LOM 07595 466652
Lifeboat Treasurer Michael Gilbert LT 01803 856023
Lifeboat Press Officer (Sabbatical from 1 December 2018 Victoria Bowen LPO 07794 043428
Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer (Acting LPO from 1 December 2018) Shona Duncan DLPO 07778 002866

Deputy Launching Authority

Steve Birchenall DLA
  Jon Welch DLA
  Ron Campion DLA
  Fred Farmer DLA
  Derek Clyeburn DLA  
Lifeboat Community Sea Safety Officer & DLA John Turner CSSO & DLA 07866 689315
Lifeboat Visits Officer Carole Pearson LVO 01803 852973
Lifeboat Administration Officer David Ham MBE LAO
Lifeboat Medical Advisor Dr Bromige LMA
Chaplain (RNMDSF Brixham) Superintendent Matthew Skinner LC

 Last Update  06/01/2019


A Lifeboat Launch (assembling the crew and putting to sea) is, under all normal circumstances, initiated by the Launching Authority (Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM)  or his Deputy - DLA) following a request from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) - the HM Coastguard. The Launching Authority normally initiates the Paging System to assemble the crew and formally launch the Lifeboat(s).

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Last modified: March 19, 2019