Coastguard Association


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

National Maritime Operations Centre

The replacement of our much-loved RAF bionic budgie, RN Ace of Clubs & Coastguard S61N’s to the brand new Coastguard Helicopter fleet and repositioned bases continues apace, with AW 189’s steadily replacing the smaller AW139’s.

But let us never forget that new buildings, technology and machines are nothing without the men and women that operate them, either remaining in service today within 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 web site and hope you can help us, help those who now have need of our support. Join today….