7th May 2019. The team at NCI Rossall Point near Fleetwood were honoured to welcome the High Sheriff of Lancashire to their lookout.

The High Sheriff, The Hon Ralph Assheton was invited to the NCI station at Rossall Point where he took a great interest in the equipment and the activities of the watchkeepers. He also kindly presented several watchkeepers with their five- and ten-year long-service awards. A ten-year long service award was presented to John LG while five year long-service badges were presented to watchkeepers Ann D, Stuart M, Charles H and Nicola A.

NCI Trustee Mike Byrne, who is also a watchkeeper at Rossall Point, presented the recipients with certificates.

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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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