Clive Cockayne, Lifeboat Operations Manager, has been awarded the Institutionís Bar to the Gold Badge in recognition of his individual services. Clive will receive his award at one of several award ceremonies held around the country.
Clive started his service as a crew member with Selsey Lifeboat and became the then, Honorary Secretary of Selsey Lifeboat, when his father, Des Cockayne, became ill. The title of his position changed several years ago to Lifeboat Operations Manager but the duties remained much the same; Clive decides which boat is launched when requested by the Coastguard and deals with the administration which then ensues.
Clive has served Selsey Lifeboat Station for around 42 years and this is a fitting award for such a dedicated man.
Congratulations, Clive, from all of us at the Station!