RNLI team head launchers and drivers congratulated after months of training

Bridlington RNLI now has four new head launchers and Shannon Launch and Recovery System (SLaRS) drivers.

Friday, 22nd October 2021, 10:45 am
Pictured from left to right are Mike Patrick, driver and head launcher, Steve Lilley, head launcher, Chris Shaw, driver and head launcher, and Chris Brompton, driver.

Bridlington RNLI now has four new head launchers and Shannon Launch and Recovery System (SLaRS) drivers.

The team’s new station mechanic AJ Shepherd has also passed his sea going side of Launch and Recovery as well as machine maintenance unit, which means he is also a driver for maintenance purposes.

A spokesman said: “A fantastic well done and congratulations to our four new head launchers and SLaRS drivers. They are Mike Patrick, driver and head launcher, Steve Lilley, head launcher, Chris Shaw, driver and head launcher, and Chris Brompton, driver.

The team’s new station mechanic AJ Shepherd has passed his sea going side of Launch and Recovery as well as machine maintenance unit which means he is also a driver for maintenance purposes.

“Several months of training and two days of launch and recovery Passouts have paid off. Well done to you all.

“We are also pleased to announce that station mechanic AJ Shepherd has passed his sea going side of Launch and Recovery as well as machine maintenance unit which means he is a driver for maintenance purposes.”

Pictured from left to right are Mike Patrick, driver and head launcher, Steve Lilley, head launcher, Chris Shaw, driver and head launcher, and Chris Brompton, driver.