Branch Members

The National Coastguard Association is proud to have a number of branch associations based all around the UK.

We are in the processing of updating up web site and compelling a list of all the branch associations web sites and contact details. If your local branch does not feature below, please contact with details of the Branch, current facebook and web address, postal address for correspondence and an email address. Many thanks.

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Donation for Sylvia

The Coastguard Association were delighted and overwhelmed with the donation that they received care of the five Coastguard rescue teams on Anglesey for £7,000.

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Janice Bannister’s dog, Sylvia went missing from Newborough Beach January 17th, her story touched dog lovers around the Globe as her devoted owner desperately searched the remote parts of Anglesey, and HM Coastguard Angelsey helped in the search. Sadly Sylvia was found a week later,on 24 January, on a sun drenched beach, cut off by rising tides, Sylvia had drowned.

Sylvia left a legacy – the “From Sylvia with Love ” fund. The Coastguard Association are honored to accept this in memory of Sylvie and will put it to great use.

Details of the donation was covered here on the BBC news web site.

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Welcome

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.

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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…

 

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