Thank you

Thank you to Ross-shire and Suntherland District Coastguard Association for their recent donation.

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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.

 

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Congratulations to our Vice Chairman

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.

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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.

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Photos kindly provided by: Peter Harbour

 

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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)

 

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Fundraising Bike

The Coastguard Association have an amazing 8 seater bicycle that is available to use for fundraising events and that comes with its own trailer for easy transporting.

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This is the perfect bike to inspire fundraising activities or help increase awareness of the Coastguard Association.

Details of the current location of the nike and to arrange to borrow it, please contact our Chairman

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Humber CGA

  • Humber branch continues to tick along quietly with fundraising and social events.
  • Vouchers are given out to over 20 retired Coastguards over Christmas and also support our local nautical college by donating a pair of binoculars each year for its annual speech day.
  •  We are involved with the Lions and Withernsea’s International Pirates who have also made donations to us.
  • We have made a donation to a fund to raise cash to the installation of a public defibrillation.
  • We also hold tombola’s at local events.
  • Humber branch is looking forward to celebrating our formation 40 years ago at the end of the year after being approached by the Chief Coastguard ‐ John Douglas in 1975.
  • The branch is also proud of having a presence on the National Committee and are proud of our chairman ‐ Terry Bearpark who was a founder of the CGA in Southport in 1976 and he has served on both committees since their formation.
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