26th August 2019. This week a fourth member at NCI Rame Head was presented with their badge for twenty years-service as a volunteer.

 On Friday 23rd August, Colin Scott, Station Manager at NCI Rame Head, presented volunteer watchkeeper John Taylor with his 20 year badge and certificate. John is the fourth watch keeper at Rame Head to achieve this milestone. At the same time, watchkeeper Paul Lock was presented with his 10 year badge and certificate.

John has decided that the time has now come to hang up his binoculars, so this actually was his very last watch, and he was also presented with his retirement plaque to mark his service at Rame Head.

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Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

NCI watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met.








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