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RETIRALS AND AWARDS AT KINGHORN

14/11/2003

This week the crew at Kinghorn had their annual crew dinner, marking the traditional end to the busy summer season.

As part of this dinner we marked the upcoming retiral of one of our crew, and the recent retiral of another one. Liz Davidson and Dunk Ormiston have given loyal service to the RNLI and we felt we couldn't let them go without a fuss!

We are hoping they will both stay around to help the rest of us to train and run the station, but as a token of our gratitude for their good service they were presented with the crew's favourite trophy - the inshore lifeboatman.

Liz, also known as Betty Boiler, was presented with her trophy during the crew meal on Saturday night, but because he was unable to attend, the second award was presented to Dunk Ormiston on Thursday night, when the crew descended on his house un-announced!

The trophy they received is a fine limited edition sculpture of a modern inshore lifeboatman from Anthony Powell (http://www.anthonypowell.freeserve.co.uk/LIFEBOAT.html), and is a fitting tribute to their time on the boat.