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.


Emergency Services Show success in Sunderland

On Thursday, three National Committee members attended the Armed Forces and Emergency Services Event in Sunderland.

Stuart Arundel – Chairman, Jo Howard – Secretary and Kevin Paterson – Digital Operations & Engagement made the trip to the Stadium of Light for the event which we hope will become a regular feature on the annual calendar.

The show provided an excellent opportunity to showcase the help and support The Coastguard Association provides while also establishing new connections with our emergency services and armed forces colleagues.

It was also the first outing of our newly designed pop up banners.

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

You can find out more about the event itself at