Long-serving Coastguard Station Officer recognised with award

A long-serving Coastguard Station Officer has been recognised for his lengthy service with Her Majesty’s Coastguard.

Late last year, on Wednesday 9th December 2020, Peter Sproxton, Station Officer of the Shingle Street Coastguard Rescue Team, was the recipient of the ‘Individual Of The Year Award 2019’ for his volunteer work.

Peter received recognition from HM Coastguard staff and volunteers after spending over two decades with the Coastguard Rescue Service.

The award was presented by Maritime and Coastguard Agency Chief Executive, Brian Johnson, at the Felixstowe Coastguard Rescue Station, in line with COVID-19 protocols.

In 2018, Pete – in addition to his duties as Station Officer for the Shingle Street Coastguard Rescue Team – volunteered to take on an additional role as Aldeburgh Coastguard Rescue Team Station Officer due to the fact the Team had undergone some change in recent times.

With the support of the Area Management Team, Shingle Street and Lowestoft Coastguard Rescue Teams, Peter helped to rebuild the Aldeburgh team. Now, Aldeburgh have their own Station Officer, Jeff Brunning (former member of Shingle Street Coastguard Rescue Team) as well as Deputy Station Officer, Christine Tile, onboard. 

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