Remembrance Pin Badge – Thank you

The Coastguard Association would like to thank everyone for their support with our 2023 Remembrance Poppy Pin Badges.

The money raised will be used to help support Coastguard personnel and their families in their time of need, with The Coastguard Association also donating £1,000 to the Royal British Legion.

This has been the first time in many years The Coastguard Association has undertaken such a venture and we have taken on board a number of learning points for the future, especially around some challenges with postage.

Thank you to everyone for their patience and support, with all Coastguard Association activities undertaken entirely by a volunteer committee.


Coastguard Rescue Teams respond to Storm Babet

Coastguard Rescue Teams from across the country remain deployed as part of the multi-agency response to the severe flooding as a result of Storm Babet.

There’s currently over 100 specially trained Coastguard Flood Technicians either on standby, en route to flood hit areas or already deployed and assisting in the rescue and evacuation operations.

Coastguard Rescue Teams have already been working with local authorities, Scottish Fire & Rescue and Police Scotland to evacuate people from their homes. They have been supported by coastguards working in operations rooms and also HM Coastguard helicopter crews.

Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who have tragically been lost during this severe weather. Our thoughts are also very much with the brave Coastguard Rescue Officers and other emergency responders who are working through incredibly difficult and challenging circumstances.

Help us help them – donate today.

The Coastguard Association is the charity dedicated to supporting Coastguard personnel and their families in their time of need.


ON SALE NOW – Remembrance Pin Badges

The Coastguard Association Remembrance Pin Badges are now on sale and available to purchase online.

With a 25mm diameter, these exquisite badges act as a mark of respect and show of support for the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces, veterans, and their families.

You will also be supporting the Coastguard Association and the Royal British Legion.

The badges are £10 each which includes postage with £2 from each sale being donated to The Royal British Legion.

Order online today at: Coastguard Association Remembrance Pin Badge | PayPal

Shipping will commence w/c 23rd October with only 500 produced this year so be quick and thank you for your continued support.

The Coastguard Association is the charity dedicated to supporting Coastguard personnel and their families in their time of need.


Emergency Services Show 2023

The Coastguard Association made their exhibiting debut at The Emergency Services Show at the NEC in Birmingham earlier this week.

The two-day event provided an excellent opportunity to speak with Coastguard Rescue Officers, full-time Coastguard staff and colleagues from across the emergency services industry.

Throughout the course of the event, over 200 people signed up to The Coastguard Association’s mailing list and a number of people signed up to become members of the association.

As well as engaging with visitors, the event also provided the opportunity to network with a range of emergency service partners, second and third sector organisations and industry suppliers.

Our massive thanks to everyone who came to visit our stand during the event, and we are already looking forward to next year’s show.

Stay up to date with next year’s event and find out more about the show at:


Coastline Magazine – Issue 9 – OUT NOW!


The latest edition of Coastline Magazine – the official digital publication of The Coastguard Association is OUT NOW.

Inside this edition:

* 10 pages of news from around the coast
* Eurovision 2023 Special Feature
* A day in the life of Coastal Operations Area Commander and Eurovision Silver Commander Michael Buratti
* Team Spotlight on Bideford Coastguard Rescue Team
* Cosford Airshow
* Regular features including From The Ops Room, Kit Reviews, Cuppa with Claire, Reflection with Chaplain Tom and much more!

Thank you to everyone for their continued support of Coastline Magazine and The Coastguard Association.

You can also download Issue 9 of Coastline Magazine at: Coastline Magazine – Issue 9.