The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Coastguard Association is scheduled to take place on Saturday 23rd March 2019 at the Tontine Hotel in Greenock. This is always a great opportunity to meet the committee members either socially or during the AGM, and to share thoughts and ideas. If you can make it, we would love to meet you there? Put the date in your diary now…
The 42nd Annual General Meeting of the Coastguard Association took place at 10:00 on Saturday 24th March at the Muckleburgh Military Collection Museum, Weybourne Camp, Weybourne Road, Holt, Norfolk NR25 7EH.
Congratulations to the Sherringham Branch of the CGA for being nominated the Chairman’s Branch of the Year!
The 2018 minutes are just having a final review, meanwhile to download the 2017 CGA minutes click the link below:
2016/17 saw many changes in UK Search & Rescue, from the closing of bases & stations, to the transfer of numerous responsibilities to the National Maritime Operations Centre (NMOC), including those of the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (ARCC). 2018 has seen those changes continue, with the addition of the Satellite Mission Control hub to the NMOC and with many changes to to Coastguard Rescue Service equipment and protocols. This year we say farewell to pagers and hello to SmartPhones for many Coastguard Rescue Officers.
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 is completed, with AW 189’s now having largely replaced the smaller AW139’s, and the S92 now all firmly established in their shiny new bases and all doing great work across the United Kingdom in the HM Coastguard livery.
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. It is unfortunate that difficulties with the recruitment and retention of new Coastguards at the NMOC continues.
The Coastguard Association are delighted to welcome you to our website and hope you can help us, help those who now have need of our support. Join today so ww can help tomorrow…