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 Coastguard Rescue Service equipment and protocols.
2019 saw an Alerting upgrade from pagers to SmartPhones for many Coastguard Rescue Officers together with a Coast Rescue Service review.
2020 promises just as many changes, with numerous staff and organisational changes and a healthy organisational reflection on capability.
The Coastguard Association will never forget that new buildings, technology and machines are nothing without the men and women that operate them, either remaining in service today within what was termed ‘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 website and hope that you can help us, help those who now have need of our support.
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:
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
Address: Highfield Lodge, Bank End, North Somercotes, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 7LJ
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.