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.

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 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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The National Committee

To make it easier to find the correct person to help with your query please view below the key responsibilities of the National Committee and their contact details:

Chairman

  • To ensure the smooth running of the Coastguard Association and to give advice to all Branches, regarding welfare and financial needs.
  • To ensure the committee fulfils the aims set out by the constitution and acts in the interest of its members.
  • To liaise closely with all National Committee members, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Almoner, Secretary for Retired Officers, Public Relations Officer and Central Branch Secretary.

Name: Stuart Arundel
Telephone: 01507 358446 /  07963785981 – If Important PLEASE ring as emails are not always answered quickly
Email: chairman@coastguardassociation.org.uk
Address: Highfield Lodge, Bank End, North Somercotes, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 7LJ

Vice Chairman

  • To support  the Chairman with the smooth running of the Association and stand in when he is unavailable.
  • To ensure the Charity Commissioners are informed of any Committee changes or Trustee changes annually
  • To help retired members to retain links with their colleagues.

Name: Terry Bearpark
Telephone: 01964 751435
Email: ViceChairman@coastguardassociation.org.uk

Treasurer

  • Take charge of the funds of the Association, including renewal of the affiliation fees. Receiving all sums of money paid in and paying out such money as is properly authorised by the committee.
  • Report the state of the Association finances at committee meetings.
  • To receipt any money donated to the Coastguard Association, and to write letters of thanks to those who donate money to the National Charity Account.

Name: Alan Fisher
Telephone: 01754 768 094 (H)
Address: 27 Church Lane, Skegness, PE25 1ED
Email: Treasurer@coastguardassociation.org.uk

National Secretary

  • To assist the Chairman with the development of the CGA and answer any questions or problems that occur within the CGA.
  • Prepare the Agenda for the AGM, after consulting with the Committee and branches; perform such duties as the Committee may from time to time decide.
  • To liaise with the web site and ensure that it is kept up to date.
  • Monitor the facebook group and ensure it is relevant.
  • To produce electronic newsletters for all members.
  • To deal with any correspondence as required.

Name: Vacant

Welfare Officer

  • To deal with all claims of hardship, poverty, illness which are reported to the CGA and decide if claim is warranted and falls within the charity commission rules.
  • The contact for bereaved families, and send condolences on behalf of the Coastguard Association.
  • The contact those who require the assistance of the Coastguard Association in the form of grants and loans.

Name: Paul Davig
Email: Almoner@coastguardassociation.org.uk

Central Branch Secretary

  • Receive and report to the Committee all applications for membership, the current numbers of members and any other related matters he considers should be brought to the Committees attention
  • Name: Dave Isley
    Email: CentralBranch@coastguardassociation.org.uk

Public Relations / Communications (Co-opted role)

  • To develop and maintain a positive image for all CGA communications, products & Services
  • To develop and maintain relationships with partners and stakeholders
  • To improve communications with existing and potential CGA members & stakeholders
  • To promote news of CGA successes
  • To manage the CGA website & social media

Name: Peter Brown
Email: pr@coastguardassociation.org.uk

Trustees

Our trustees as to be published on the Charity Commission Web Site are:

MR TERRY BEARPARK
MR PAUL DAVIG
MR MATT RENOUF
MR STUART ARUNDEL
MISS JOANNA HOWARD

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