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The Coastguard Association are delighted to welcome you to their web site and hope you can help us celebrate 40 years of the CGA.

The CGA 40th AGM

The Coastguard Association’s 39th AGM was held on the 19th March 2016 at the National Maritime Operations Centre in Fareham by kind permission of the Chief Coastguard – Keith Oliver.

The event was attended by various representatives from around the UK, including Sir Alan Massey, Chief Executive, Retired and servicing coastguard, Coastwatch, RNLI and Severne Rescue.

Pre-meeting registration at the National Maritime Operations Centre with Sir Alan Massey
Pre-meeting registration at the National Maritime Operations Centre with Sir Alan Massey
Pre-meeting registration at the National Maritime Operations Centre with Sir Alan Massey
Pre-meeting registration at the National Maritime Operations Centre with Sir Alan Massey
CGA AGM at the National Maritime Operatons Centre
CGA AGM at the National Maritime Operations Centre
CGA AGM at the National Maritime Operatons Centre
CGA AGM at the National Maritime Operations Centre

We were delighted to have Don attend from the Gideon’s who presented the chair with a commemorative bible and helped us launch the CGA / Gideon bible as part of our 40th year celebrations.

Launch of the Gideon's Bibles
Launch of the Gideon’s Bibles
CGA AGM - 40th years celebrations
CGA AGM – 40th years celebrations
Presentation to Terry for 40 years service to the CGA
Presentation to Terry for 40 years service to the CGA

Mark Rodaway, Maritime Operations Commander gave a fascinating insight into the developments in the Coastguard Agency at the National Maritime Operations Centre.

Presentation by Mark Rodaway, Chief Commander Operations about the changes in the Coastguard Service.
Presentation by Mark Rodaway, Chief Commander Operations about the changes in the Coastguard Service.
National Martime Operations Centre
National Maritime Operations Centre

The CGA AGM attendees were then invited to tour the new state of the art training centre and the flight at HMS Daedalus and were shown how HM Coastguard is embracing the future.

A tour of the flight at HMS Daedalus
A tour of the flight at HMS Daedalus
A tour of the flight at HMS Daedalus
A tour of the flight at HMS Daedalus
A tour of the flight at HMS Daedalus
A tour of the flight at HMS Daedalus
A tour of the flight at HMS Daedalus
A tour of the flight at HMS Daedalus
A tour of the flight at HMS Daedalus
A tour of the flight at HMS Daedalus
Tourof the training facilities at the Maritime and Coastal Agency Training Centre
Tourof the training facilities at the Maritime and Coastal Agency Training Centre
Tour of the training facilities at the Maritime and Coastal Agency Training Centre
Tour of the training facilities at the Maritime and Coastal Agency Training Centre
Tour of the training facilities at the Maritime and Coastal Agency Training Centre
Tour of the training facilities at the Maritime and Coastal Agency Training Centre
Tour of the training facilities at the Maritime and Coastal Agency Training Centre
Tour of the training facilities at the Maritime and Coastal Agency Training Centre
Tour of the training facilities at the Maritime and Coastal Agency Training Centre
Tour of the training facilities at the Maritime and Coastal Agency Training Centre
A tour of the flight at HMS Daedalus
A tour of the flight at HMS Daedalus
A tour of the flight at HMS Daedalus
A tour of the flight at HMS Daedalus

The secretary on behalf of the CGA would like to thank everyone for coming and helping make the day so special.

A copy of the Coastguard Association AGM Minutes 2016 and the CGA Accounts 2015 are available here.

CGA and Gideons Partnership

The Coastguard Association are delighted to announce that they have partnered with Gidoen’s UK to launch a special edition Gideon Bible available for all Coastguard and Seafarers around the UK, in their 40th year.

Launch of the Gideon's Bibles
Launch of the Gideon’s Bibles

Don Gardner, Trustee Gideons International Zone 8 was delighted to be attended our 40th AGM and present the CGA Chairman with a unique CGA Gideon Bible, and copies to all attendees present.

This Gideon special edition includes the CGA prayer, information on how to contact the CGA and is available through your local Gideon’s branch on request, or direct to Don

CGA Gideon Bibles
CGA Gideon Bibles

We are delighted to have been invited to participate in this project.

 

Working with HM Coastguard

A busy weekend ahead for the Coastguard Association, committee & trustees will be getting together from all over the country to celebrate 40 years of the CGA at their AGM – meetings planned with:

  • Sir Alan Massey Chief Executive, MCA,
  • Keith Oliver, Chief Coastguard,
  • the launch of a national partnership – we will share news next week
  • and and of course our AGM.
HM Coastguard
Working in partnership with HM Coastguard

CGA AGM 2016

The Coastguard Association AGM will be taking place this year at HM Coastguard Maritime Operations Centre at Fareham, please come along and join us.

CGA AGM 2016

During the morning there will be:

  • A presentation from HM Coastguard about the role of the National Maritime Operations Centre and a chance to view the facilities
  • A presentation from Tony Lovering from¬† the Gideon’s with the launch of a new bible supporting the CGA
  • A chance to purchase limited edition 40 years of the Coastguard Association badges at a special AGM rate!
  • A discussion about last years AGM minutes and dealing with this years AGM business
  • An oppotunity to network with other CGA members and Coastguards from around the UK
  • Coffee and Danishes!

Afternoon Visit to HM Coastguard new training facilities and the flight!

At 1.30pm we will be meeting at HM Coastguard training centre and dividing into two groups to view the training facilities and the flight! The flight of course will be operational … so the visit may change!

VERY IMPORTANT

  • Please note everyone attending must be prebooked – this is an Operational Centre and everyone attending needs to be authorised on the visitors list.
  • All attendees must be booked to attend by the 5th March 2016.

The meeting starts at 10am – you are welcome to arrive from 9.30am.

Please note everyone attending must be prebooked – this is an Operational Centre and everyone attending needs to be authorised on the visitors list.

All attendees must be booked to attend by the 5th March 2016. You can book your free tickets below or visit https://cga-agm2016.eventbrite.co.uk

Registration now closed!