The 47th Annual General Meeting

The 47th Annual General meeting of the Association took place on Saturday 25th March 2023, hosted by the East Sussex branch in Hastings.

The Agenda was discussed and various proposals ratified accordingly. The full official minutes will be presented to the Committee at the next AGM.

In order to facilitate management activities, it should be noted the following officials were elected to the management team of the Association.

Election of PR Officer: Matt Cox.

Election of Digital Operations & Engagement officer Kevin Peterson.

Also, the Association adopted the “Coastguard Association Policy Handbook 2023”  into its management procedures. It is intended this is to be reviewed and amended either annually or from time to time as required by best practice.

NEXT AGM: Date: Saturday 23rd March 2024. Location: Dumfries


47th Annual General Meeting

The Coastguard Association’s 47th Annual General Meeting takes place next week in Hastings, East Sussex.

Taking place in the Shipwreck Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings at 10am on Saturday 25th March, it’s an opportunity for everyone to come together to discuss all aspects of The Coastguard Association – the charity dedicated to supporting Coastguard personnel in their time of need.

There’s lots of exciting things to be discussed including reflecting back on the last 12 months, reports from all committee members, central branch and local branch reports, election of office for key roles and also looking ahead to the next 12 months.

If you have any questions you want to raise at this year’s AGM please don’t hesitate to drop an e-mail to our National Secretary – Jo Howard. We will also be available on our social media feeds throughout the event to provide updates and answer questions, with a full technical solution being reviewed for an additional virtual element for 2024.

The agenda for this year’s AGM can be viewed at: CLICK HERE TO VIEW AGENDA

The Coastguard Association Committee is made up entirely of volunteers who devote their time to running the charity and supporting Coastguard personnel and their families in their time of need.

Thank you as always to everyone for the continued support.


The 46th Annual General Meeting

On Saturday 19th March 2022, the Coastguard Association hosted its 46th Annual General Meeting.

Taking place in the Skegness Masonic Centre, the national committee were joined by Coastguard Rescue Officers from Skegness and Wrangle Coastguard Rescue Teams as well as several other members from across the country.

The minutes of the previous AGM, which last year took place virtually via zoom, were reviewed and agreed. During the meeting, updates were provided by the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Welfare, Secretary, Public Relations, Coastline Magazine and central branch before branch updates were provided by those in attendance.

Following the updates, Stuart Arundel was re-elected as the Chairman and will remain in office for the forthcoming five years. The committee said a fond farewell to the current Treasurer, Alan Fisher, who has been in post for the last 14 years and has played a significant role in getting the Coastguard Association to its current stable and solid position, with the committee voting in Steve Brooks as the new Treasurer.

The Chairman’s Award was presented to the Hastings and East Sussex Branch for their fundraising work.

The date for the 47th AGM was set for Saturday 25th March 2023 with Hastings and East Sussex Branch agreeing to host with a venue to be confirmed.

A massive thank you to everyone for their continued support of the Coastguard Association. The Coastguard Association is the charity which helps Coastguards and their dependents in their time of need, with every person involved in the Coastguard Association doing so on a voluntary basis and giving up their own time to help those in need of assistance.


Annual General Meeting

The 45th Coastguard Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Saturday 19th March 2022.

The meeting will take place at the Skengess Masonic Hall; Holly Road; Skengess; PE25 3TE starting at 10am.

The committee is acutely aware of the ongoing challenges and uncertainty surrounding COVID but assure that all safety measures will be in place for the face-to-face meeting.

History was made last year with the CGA’s first ever virtual AGM and plans are already in motion to provide virtual accessibility to the meeting as well for those who are unable to travel to Skegness.

Further details and updates about the AGM will be posted on The Coastguard Association Social Media feeds.



The Coastguard Association’s 44th Annual General Meeting is taking place on Saturday 27th March 2021 starting at 10am.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 AGM which was all set to take place in Swansea had to be cancelled.

This year, we are delighted the 2021 AGM can take place, thanks to modern technology. Like the rest of the world, the Coastguard Association has embraced the virtual world with the AGM taking place via Zoom.

The agenda will include an update from all the committee members on their respective areas of responsibilities as well as discussions on forthcoming events, fundraising plans and the 200th anniversary of HM Coastguard.

This will be the first time in Coastguard Association history the AGM has been hosted virtually and it is hoped this will provide increased attendance and a great opportunity for members from around the country to come together, something which is not always logistically possible.

The virtual AGM is limited to 100 places due to the restrictions of Zoom but if you wish to attend as a member please e-mail the National Secretary at:

Here’s to an exciting and historic AGM and we look forward to seeing you – albeit virtually.