In a social media statement this evening a spokesperson for Portrush Lifeboat said
“On behalf of the management and crew at Portrush Lifeboat Station I would like to convey to Robin our hearty congratulations on his being awarded the honour of an MBE.
Robin, through his dedication to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, has made an invaluable contribution to the cause of saving lives at sea around the north coast of Ireland. He has been a crew member, assistant mechanic, and then Coxwain of the Lifeboat. On retirement from the Lifeboat crew he went on to be Deputy Launching Authority and then Lifeboat Operations
In the posts of Coxwain, and subsequently LOM, Robin showed integrity and clear leadership whilst always managing to achieve this with great good humour.
In Portrush we are very proud of Robin’s record of service and very pleased that he has received the recognition that he has never sought but has richly deserved.”
Image Credit : Portrush Lifeboat Station