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Wells Lifeboat

Lifeboat Crew

Nicky King

Nicky King
Coxswain
Mechanic
 

Mark Frary

Mark Frary
Second Coxswain
Mech
Senior ILB Helmsman

Martin Emerson

Martin Emerson
Deputy Second Coxswain
Mechanic
ILB Helmsman

Fred Whitaker

Fred Whitaker
ALB Crew

Kevin Parr

Kevin Parr
ALB Crew
ILB Helmsman
 

Max Phillips

Max Phillips
ALB Navigator
Mechanic
 

Daniel Roberts

Daniel Roberts
ALB Crew
Mechanic
 

James Betteridge

James Betteridge
ALB Navigator
Mechanic
ILB Helmsman

Ross Fulford

Ross Fulford
ALB Crew
ILB Helmsman
 

Nathan Hart

Nathan Hart
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Harmen Brouwer

Harmen Brouwer
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Martin Few

Martin Few
ALB Crew

James Parr

James Parr
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Ed Burton

Ed Burton
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Simon Parkes

Simon Parkes
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Mandy Humphreys

Mandy Humphreys
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Gary Yarham

Gary Yarham
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

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Chris Thomson
ALB Crew

Launchers and shore crew

Nicky Beck

Nicky Beck
Head Launcher

Kent Cooper

Kent Cooper
Assistant Tractor Driver

Ray West

Ray West
Head Launcher
Softrak Driver
Softrak Maintainer

Phil Eaglen

Phil Eaglen
Tractor Mechanic
(Retd ALB crew)
 

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George Getley
Launcher

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Harvey Gunhouse
Launcher

Eric Hart

Eric Hart
Launcher

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James Isaac
Launcher

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Will Richardson
Launcher

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Paul Spiers
Launcher

Station Officers and other personnel

Chris Hardy

Chris Hardy
Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM)

Peter Rainsford

Peter Rainsford
Chairman
Deputy Launching Authority (DLA)
 

Greg Hewitt

Greg Hewitt
Deputy Launching Authorty (DLA)
Lifeboat Training Co-ordinator
(Retd ALB and ILB crew)

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Dr Gordon McAnsh
Lifeboat Medical Adviser (LMA)

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Neil Woodruff
Station Chaplain

Lorraine Cracknell

Lorraine Cracknell
Lifeboat Treasurer

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Justine Sykes
Lifeboat Press Officer

Dr Charles Ebrill

Dr Charles Ebrill
Events Assistant
(rtrd LMA)
 

Boathouse Build

New boathouse build
Latest update 27/9/2021

Walls and floors are appearing in our new lifeboat station. See boathouse build pages for more information.

The new building will will take around 18 months to complete with work preparing the foundations and piling for the building and ramp having taken place from September 2020 to May 2021.

The building is required to house our forthcoming new Shannon-class lifeboat which was funded in part with a station appeal for £250,000 in 2014-15 and also by the Civil Service charity The Lifeboat Fund with its 150th Anniversary Appeal. We are hugely grateful to everyone who has donated, fund-raised, helped and supported us both locally and across the UK and even further afield. Your contribution is appreciated and will help to save lives and keep our volunteeer crews safe in the years to come. Read more about the station appeal

COVID-19 restrictions

Wells lifeboats and the lifeboat crew remain operational and ready to launch if needed during the coronavirus outbreak.

All public visits to the lifeboat station remain cancelled. Please do not enter the boathouse except by prior arrangement.

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