Lifeboat say goodbye to long-standing volunteer

RETIREMENT: Brian Allan calls time on his career with the RNLI.
RETIREMENT: Brian Allan calls time on his career with the RNLI.

Crew at Fraserburgh Lifeboat Station said their goodbyes to long-serving volunteer Brian A. Allan this month as he called time on a 26-year career with the RNLI.

On Thursday, October 18, Fraserburgh Lifeboat crew celebrated with crewman Alan at his retirement.

Mr Allan, who has been a volunteer crewman since 1986 first took up the role with the Tyne class lifeboat ‘City of Edinburgh’ before his work on the Trent class ‘Willie and May Gall’.

He was presented with the RNLI Record of Service, detailing how he had helped save more than 120 lives, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of his service.

Fraserburgh Lifeboat crew then presented the gift of a quaich and hip flask, along with his favourite tipple, to Brian while his wife, Anne, was presented with a bouquet of flowers.

A fun run was recently hosted by the Fraserburgh Lifeboat Station, which raised £521.47 for the work of the RNLI.

Fraserburgh Lifeboat station would like to thank Fraserburgh JogScotland and all the runners, the family and friends who came to cheer them on, Tesco and Lidl for there kind donations, Gillian Cardno Strachen for planning all the routes, all those who provided home bakes and teas, and Woodward’s, Aberdeen.