Tenby RNLI lifeboat crew volunteers were joined by members of the Mumbles crew for Coxswain training this week.

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat the Haydn Miller launched at 9am on Monday (May 20), for coxswain training, with Mumbles lifeboat joining the Tenby station from 11am onwards.

The area of the exercise consisted of the Tenby and Saundersfoot areas, so there was a good chance for lifeboat ‘spotters’ to see the vessels out and about, during another sunny day along the coast.

Tenby RNLI lifeboat station
Tenby Lifeboat Station with the all-weather lifeboat returning as part of the training exercise (Observer pic)

It was the end of an era at the Tenby station this month - as Coxswain Phil John stepped down after 30 years as a crew member (14 of those as Coxswain).

Phil handed over his pager on Friday, May 17 to fellow crew member Dan Young, who will be standing in until a full-time replacement Coxswain is appointed and will be supported by the other deputy Coxswains.