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Lifeboat stalwart is honoured for service in Hunstanton

Rigil Kent (left) received his medal for long service in the Summer and at this year's RNLI Christmas Party, 7 December, Robin Rafferty, Operations Manager, presented Rigil a Service Award Certificate, recognising his many years dedication, and lives saved.


Rigil is now a DLA (Deputy Launch something!!) for Hunstanton RNLI.

Rigil Kent (left) received his medal for long service in the Summer and at this year's RNLI Christmas Party, 7 December, Robin Rafferty, Operations Manager, presented Rigil a Service Award Certificate, recognising his many years dedication, and lives saved. Rigil is now a DLA (Deputy Launch something!!) for Hunstanton RNLI.

A Hunstanton lifeboatman has been recognised this week for his record of service to the task of keeping people safe at sea, which stretches back more than two decades.

Although he no longer serves at sea, Rigil Kent remains a key member of the Hunstanton lifeboat’s on-shore and training team.

Mr Kent, who is pictured above left, received a service award certificate from operations manager Robin Rafferty, above right, at the Hunstanton RNLI’s annual Christmas party on Saturday.

Mr Kent completed his final shift on board the resort’s lifeboat, the Spirit of West Norfolk, in January this year after 21 years of active service.

He received a long service award marking the milestone last year.

Mr Kent now works as a deputy launch authority and a training co-ordinator for the Hunstanton RNLI.

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