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Cromer RNLI appoint new Lifeboat Operations Manager

John Redmond, has been appointed Lifeboat Operations Manager at Cromer . He has been with Cromer RNLI since 2014 and has fulfilled various roles at the station. John has always had a close connection to the sea, he is ex Royal Navy, working at sea and at Naval hospitals, including 3 years as Aircrew Medic involving Medical Evacuations, Search & Rescue, and as a paramedic.





Overall John has worked in healthcare for 49 years, including 15 years in his role as a paramedic. After leaving theRoyal Navy his career progressed to be a Principal/Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University before coming to Cromer to join the RNLI as shore  crew.

At Cromer RNLI he is present Winch Operator and Tractor Driver and also being part of Casualty Trained Crew. He undertook the visits Officer role there until recently and is looking forward to developing the RNLI Family further here in Cromer.


John says: ‘I am honoured to take on the role of LOM.


The Lifeboat Operations Manager role, which is voluntary, involves overseeing the general operation of the lifeboats and the station. They give authority for the lifeboats to launch, liaising with other emergency services as necessary. LOM’s have a key role in the changes and developments of a lifeboat station.

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In Cromer there are two boathouses, one for the All-Weather Lifeboat "Lester" on the pier and the other for the Inshore Lifeboat on the east promenade. This boathouse was originally built in 1902 for the then rowing and sailing lifeboat Louisa Heartwell. Also on the east promenade you'll find the Henry Blogg Lifeboat Museum. The whole town is proud of the man referred to as 'the greatest of the lifeboatmen', who gained national fame in the first half of the 20th century when navigation around the Norfolk coastline was particularly hazardous in easterly gales.