Farewell to long serving crewman after over 30 years of service

Mike on the left being presented his long service medal by Dave Anderson the lifeboat operations manager at Dunbar.

After over 30 years of service Mike Shaw is turning off his pager for the last time. Mike joined the crew back in the mid 80s as a young man eager to volunteer for his local RNLI station.

Mike took part in a number of shouts over the years showing his ability to help others in desperate times and gaining the trust from his fellow crewman and friends. 

After 10 years as a crewman Mike decided to stand down from crew and focus on being shore crew.  He has been the warming face on the pier after long shouts to many crew over the years. Helping casualties tie up their vessels and offering help when it was needed the most. He has also helped neighbouring stations far and wide while he was off on family holidays. 

Coxswain Gary Fairbairn presents Mike with his gift and thanks him for his time and work over the years. 

Mike was presented with his long service medal at the crews annual Christmas meal on Saturday night along with a gift from all the crew and the station. Mike will be deeply missed by all here at Dunbar lifeboat station and we would like to thank him for all his time and work he has given up over the many years of service. 

From all the crew here at Dunbar we wish Mike the very best in the future.