Coastwatch members receive awards

THREE members of the National Coastwatch Station, in Exmouth, were awarded epaulettes. Bob Burns was presented with his, after passing both his written and oral examinations to become a fully qualified coastwatcher.

THREE members of the National Coastwatch Station, in Exmouth, were awarded epaulettes.Bob Burns was presented with his, after passing both his written and oral examinations to become a fully qualified coastwatcher.Gordon Medlock, who is membership officer for the organisation, was presented with his senior epaulettes and Arnold Kanarek, marketing and media officer, was also presented with his senior watchkeeper's epaulettes.The awards were made at the organisation's April meeting, which was held at the RAFA Club, on Tuesday, April 21.Twenty-four members attended the meeting to hear that station manager Bill Nash had attended the National Coastwatch AGM in London and reported that there are now 41 stations in total with another five planned for this year, moving up from 36 last year)Clive Thorne, training officer, reported that he has now completed the new Training Manual and said it would be distributed to all members shortly.He then led a training session and discussion on identification and reporting procedures for incidents. A party of nine coastwatchers visited Brixham Coastguards on a training and liaison visit on Wednesday, April 22, and another was scheduled for Wednesday, April 29.


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