Our flags will be flying at half mast as we have heard of the passing of a long serving ex
crew member and mechanic - Donny Abbs.
Everyone at the station sends their condolences to his family.
Further to the sad news re Donny. Ted Luckin - who also served on the crew with
Donny, sent some memories and photos of their time together.
Ted said "Donny joined the RNLI in 1967 when an ILB was sent here he was appointed a
Helmsman with me at start when it was put on service. One of my photos shows Donny
firing the maroon. He did probably more than 50 service calls and retired from ILB in 1979 he then became Mechanic on the ALB I do not know exact date".