The Coastguard Association are delighted to welcome you to their new look web site. We hope you like the look of the new site and find the information that it contains useful.

Please save our new web site address: www.coastguardassociation.org.uk in your brower history and sign up to be kept informed with out latest updates and news.

If you have any suggestions then please contact us via secretary@coastguardassociation.org.uk

Branch News

We are delighted to announce that we have 5 complimentary calendars 2016 to send out to all current CGA Branches around the UK.

We have these now available – all we need to know is a current address to send them and confirmation that you renewed your branch membership in 2014.

Details of Branches  and details of Branch membership can be found here.

Please can you advise your Branch representative to get in touch. Secretary@coastguardassociation.org.uk – we can also offer branches a discounted rate on additional calendars.

PLEASE NOTE – we will only be sending these out to branches on request.


Poppy Pins for Remembrance

Poppy pins is a company that produce a number of special poppies for Remembrance that have Regimental badges incorporated into the design, and are available for online purchase. Every poppy badge that is purchased from the site includes a 20% donation to the Royal British Legion Poppy appeal.

HM Coastguard Poppy
HM Coastguard Poppy
Poppy on Blue Shirt -
Poppy on Blue Shirt –
Coastguard Poppy - New 2015
Coastguard Poppy – New 2015

In 2015, they have brought out a brand new HM Coastguard Poppy design,  and have asked us if we would share the details with you. The badges are £7.00 including postage and packing in the UK and is available directly from their web site.

Please note due to demand – Poppypins have just told us the first run of  poppies sold out within 24 hours…. They have sold out twice more since.

Latest news from Poppy Pins – 6th October 2015

“I have had a delivery yesterday of 200 H M Coastguard badges. I will be clearing down the backorders first and should have about 100 then in stock.

I will also be taking delivery of 150 on November the 3rd.  The ones that arrive on Nov 3rd, I am taking the week off to ensure I get all badges that are on backorder posted out so people will have them for Nov 8th parade day.”

Latest News from Poppy Pins – 7th October.

“200 gone in a day, sent all the back orders out and that has now cleared out the surplus that we had from the 200 we had yesterday! Next batch now due on the 3rd of November, that will be 150 of them.

Our new web page will allow back orders to the amount that I have due to come in and will not allow an oversell on them so people will not be able to order and not get them.”

  • Coastguard Calendars  are also available now … and the money raised supports the CGA. They make a great gift for Coastguards for Christmas.

Coastguard Calendar 2016

The Coastguard Association are delighted to be able to share with the news that the CGA 2016 calendar is now available for purchase.PRCalendar_2016_01

The Calendars showcases just some of the work HM Coastguard do around the UK, photos have been selected from a vast range of photographers and Coastguard team members and have been kindly donated to this years calendar.PRCalendar_2016_03Above is the back cover … it highlights all the photos and teams that have been include this year, and the vast work that HM Coastguard do – each month a full A4 picture of the Coastguard in action is displayed … and with an A4 calendar with enough room to write notes on … it is perfect for your office and home wall.

It makes a great gift from Christmas too.
PRCalendar_2016_02You can buy your calendar now through our ebay shop. (Click on shop – to see the lastest listings…  100% of the money raised will go into Coastguard Association funds nationally – so please support us again this year, or you can purchase directly from us below.

Choose Quantity

If you would like to bulk purchase the calendar for all the members of your Coastguard team or to sale at any fundraising events you are hosting then please contact the CGA secretary – Helen for further details. Secretary@coastguardassociation.org.uk


HM Coastguard Angus & Mearns in Action in Scotland

We are delighted to share with you this lovely film of the HM Coastguard in Action. The Coastguard Association’s role is to offer support to volunteers like this if there is a time of need, as they so an amazing job around out coastline.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vtc7elzlHw best viewed in HD

Filmed with the kind permission from the custodians of Dunnottar Castle and the team at HM Coastguard Angus & Mearns whilst on vacation in Scotland.

The coastguard team allowed me to film one of their training sessions at Dunnottar Castle in Scotland. Risk assessments and PPE were all used while close working with the team. The coastguard requested to use my footage which I have happily provided pro-bono to assist them with their recruitment efforts https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/maritime-and-coastguard-agency/about/recruitment .

Music licensed from Premium Beats (http://www.premiumbeat.com).
Filmed and Edit by Mark Westguard
Story and Coordination by Scott Wallace (CRO Montrrose)