Outstanding service award for lifeboat volunteer

Ian Stringer receiving his award Credit: Eastbourne lifeboats

Volunteer Deputy Second Coxswain Ian Stringer of Eastbourne lifeboats has received a 30 year long service badge to add to his growing tally of awards for outstanding service.

Ian first joined the crew of Eastbourne lifeboats in May 1981 as a young shore helper and quickly progressed to become a crewman aboard the inshore lifeboat and is now Deputy Second Coxswain aboard the station’s all-weather lifeboat Diamond Jubilee.