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 Coastguard Association AGM will be taking place this year at HM Coastguard Maritime Operations Centre at Fareham, please come along and join us.
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!
- 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
The Coastguard Association are celebrating 40 years, and have produced a special limited edition commemorative badge, in a presentation box which is now available direct from the CGA, and has been fully approved by HM Coastguard.
We have been granted special permission for the badges to be worn during 2016 from HM Coastguard.
HM Coastguard Uniform Policy in CG4 states the following:
13.3.5. Other Insignia
“Other insignia such as pilot or observer wings, submarine, parachute or diver badges, etc. and other insignia from previous employment are not to be worn on Coastguard uniforms.”
However, as a special dispensation, the Chief Coastguard has agreed that the Coastguard Association 40 year pin badge may be worn as follows:
- On Half Standard A and B uniform only.
- It is not to be worn on Full Standard Uniform.
- It is not to be worn on overalls during incident working.
- Badge to be worn positioned to the outside of the name badge
- Badge may be worn from 1 January 2016 until 31 December 2016 only, after which time it must not be worn on Coastguard uniform.
They are £5 each including postage and packaging.
Discounts are given for multi purchases, so why not talk to you team and your colleagues and purchase an order together.
All money raised is for the Coastguard Association.
Thank you to Ross-shire and Suntherland District Coastguard Association for their recent donation.
A big thank you to all the long-serving volunteers who have been involved in the Roos-shire and Sutherland branch of the CGA and a delightful welcome to the newly elected officers and we look forward to working with you all in future.
The Coastguard Association are delighted to be able to share with the news that the CGA 2016 calendar is now available for purchase.
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
It makes a great gift from Christmas too.
You 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.
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
Congratulations to Terry Bearpark, the vice-chairman of the Coastguard Association, who was presented with his 40 year bar by MCA CEO Sir Alan Massey Thursday 12th November.
The presentation took place at Dunedin Country House in Patrington, East Yorkshire and was attended by members of Withernsea Coastguard, Mike Bill and Fran Wilkins of Humber Coastguard and Stuart Arundel (CGA Chair), Alan Fisher (CGA Treasurer) and Paul Davig (CGA Almoner).
Terry started as an Auxiliary Coastguard at Humber MRSC when it was based at Kilnsea, he then moved to Spurn Point in 1975 as a channel 16 radio operator. In the 80s in transferred to Withernsea CG after Humber CG moved to Bridlington.
Terry was also awarded Chief Coastguard’s Commendation in the early 90s.
Terry is a founder member of Humber Coastguard Association which started about 40 years ago and has been their Chairman for many years, we are also delighted to say that he is a founder member of the National Coastguard Association too, and has given us around 40 years of service too – as in 2016 we celebrate 40 years of the CGA.
During his time in service Terry has been involved in numerous rescues and searches.