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Howth RNLI Announces Retirement of Lifeboat Operations Manager

10th April 2015
Retiring Lifeboat Operations Manager for Howth RNLI, Rupert Jeffares. Photo credit: Tara Murphy/Howth RNLI
Howth RNLI Announces Retirement of Lifeboat Operations Manager

#rnli – Howth RNLI has announced its Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM), Rupert Jeffares will be retiring from his post after over 50 years of tireless dedication to Howth RNLI.

Mr. Jeffares has contributed to saving hundreds of lives at sea, since he joined as a volunteer crew member in the 1960's and in more recent years as he authorised the launch of Howth's lifeboats and assisted with the efficient management of the lifeboat station.

Last year, at the RNLI awards ceremony in the Barbican Centre in London, Rupert received a Bar to the Gold Badge, the second highest accolade awarded by the lifesaving institution in acknowledgement of his commitment to the charity.

Commenting on the announcement, Russell Rafter the Chairman of Howth RNLI said, 'He is a much loved, greatly respected and valued member of Howth RNLI, and will be sorely missed. We would like to invite all his friends, family and RNLI colleagues to mark Rupert's contribution to Howth RNLI with a reception and presentation in Howth Yacht Club at 8pm on Thursday 23 April'.

The new Lifeboat Operations Manager for Howth RNLI, Colm Newport, will take up his post at the start of May.

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