New lifeboat role for John

John Redmond has been appointed as lifeboat operations manager at Cromer.

He has been with Cromer RNLI since 2014 and has carried out various roles at the station in that time.

His current roles are winch operator and tractor driver, and he is also part of the casualty-trained crew.

He was also visits officer until recently and is looking forward to developing the RNLI Family further in Cromer, saying: “I am honoured to take on the role of LOM.”

John, pictured, has always had a close connection to the sea – he is ex- Royal Navy, working at sea and at Naval hospitals, including three years as an aircrew medic involved with medical evacuations and search-and-rescue as a paramedic.

Overall, John has worked in healthcare for 49 years, including 15 years in his role as a paramedic.

After leaving the Royal Navy he became principal/senior lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University before coming to Cromer to join the RNLI as shore crew.

His new role, which is voluntary, involves overseeing the general operation of the lifeboats and the station. He will give authority for the lifeboats to launch, liaising with other emergency services as necessary.

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