Welcome to the Coastguard Association

2016/17 saw many changes in UK Search & Rescue, from the closing of bases & stations, to the transfer of numerous responsibilities to the National Maritime Operations Centre (NMOC), including those of the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (ARCC).

2018 has seen those changes continue, with the addition of the Satellite Mission Control hub to the NMOC and with many changes to Coastguard Rescue Service equipment and protocols.

2019 saw an Alerting upgrade from pagers to SmartPhones for many Coastguard Rescue Officers together with a Coast Rescue Service review.

National Maritime Operations Centre

2020 promises just as many changes, with numerous staff and organisational changes and a healthy organisational reflection on capability.

The Coastguard Association will never forget that new buildings, technology and machines are nothing without the men and women that operate them, either remaining in service today within what was termed ‘Future Coastguard’ or now watching from the sidelines having contributed so much over the years.

The Coastguard Association are delighted to welcome you to our website and hope that you can help us, help those who now have need of our support.

Join us today so we can help you tomorrow…

 

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COASTLINE MAGAZINE – ISSUE 6 – OUT NOW

The latest edition of Coastline Magazine is OUT NOW and available to view at: Coastline Magazine – Issue 6.
 
Inside this edition you’ll find:
* News from around the coast
* Interview with Jonathan Mustard – Staff Officer for Technical Services
* CG200 celebrations
* Platinum Jubilee celebrations
* RAF Cosford Airshow
* Reflection with Chaplain Tom
* Cuppa with Claire
And much, much more!
 
Thank you to everyone for their continued support of Coastline Magazine and the Coastguard Association.
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The 46th Annual General Meeting

On Saturday 19th March 2022, the Coastguard Association hosted its 46th Annual General Meeting.

Taking place in the Skegness Masonic Centre, the national committee were joined by Coastguard Rescue Officers from Skegness and Wrangle Coastguard Rescue Teams as well as several other members from across the country.

The minutes of the previous AGM, which last year took place virtually via zoom, were reviewed and agreed. During the meeting, updates were provided by the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Welfare, Secretary, Public Relations, Coastline Magazine and central branch before branch updates were provided by those in attendance.

Following the updates, Stuart Arundel was re-elected as the Chairman and will remain in office for the forthcoming five years. The committee said a fond farewell to the current Treasurer, Alan Fisher, who has been in post for the last 14 years and has played a significant role in getting the Coastguard Association to its current stable and solid position, with the committee voting in Steve Brooks as the new Treasurer.

The Chairman’s Award was presented to the Hastings and East Sussex Branch for their fundraising work.

The date for the 47th AGM was set for Saturday 25th March 2023 with Hastings and East Sussex Branch agreeing to host with a venue to be confirmed.

A massive thank you to everyone for their continued support of the Coastguard Association. The Coastguard Association is the charity which helps Coastguards and their dependents in their time of need, with every person involved in the Coastguard Association doing so on a voluntary basis and giving up their own time to help those in need of assistance.

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COASTLINE MAGAZINE – ISSUE 5 – OUT NOW

The March edition of Coastline Magazine is OUT NOW and available to view at: Coastline Magazine – Issue 5.

Inside this edition you’ll find:

  • News from around the coast
  • Retirement of Howick CRO John ‘Sammy’ Wood
  • Interview with Jonathan Lamberth – Station Officer of Newbiggin Coastguard Rescue Team.
  • CG200 celebrations
  • Equipment reviews: The YETI Tumbler!
  • Reflection with Chaplain Tom
  • Cuppa with Claire
  • And much, much more……

Thank you to everyone for their continued support of Coastline Magazine and the Coastguard Association.

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Annual General Meeting

The 45th Coastguard Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Saturday 19th March 2022.

The meeting will take place at the Skengess Masonic Hall; Holly Road; Skengess; PE25 3TE starting at 10am.

The committee is acutely aware of the ongoing challenges and uncertainty surrounding COVID but assure that all safety measures will be in place for the face-to-face meeting.

History was made last year with the CGA’s first ever virtual AGM and plans are already in motion to provide virtual accessibility to the meeting as well for those who are unable to travel to Skegness.

Further details and updates about the AGM will be posted on The Coastguard Association Social Media feeds.

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COASTLINE MAGAZINE – ISSUE 4 – OUT NOW

 

 

 

 

 

The December issue of Coastline Magazine – the official digital publication of the Coastguard Association is OUT NOW and available to view at: Coastline Magazine – Issue 4. 

Inside this edition you’ll find:

  • News from around the coast
  • Focus on COP26 – the largest peacetime mobilisation of Coastguard resources in its 200 year history.
  • Interview with Peter Stewart – COP26 Silver Commander and Lead Planner.
  • Team spotlight – Bude Coastguard Rescue Team
  • Remembrance Sunday
  • CGA Virtual 5K
  • Outdoor kit reviews of Keela Belay Pro Jacket and Sealskinz waterproof gloves
  • Reflection with Chaplain Tom
  • From the Ops Room with Dawn Petrie
  • And much, much more….

Thank you to everyone for their continued support.

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