Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Lifeboat Station operations manager Neal Duffield retires

Left, Capt Lindsey Wigmore and right, Neal Duffield

Left, Capt Lindsey Wigmore and right, Neal Duffield - Credit: Archant

The lifeboat operations manger for Great Yarmouth and Gorleston has retired from his role.

Neal Duffield has handed over the job to Captain Lindsey Wigmore.

During Mr Duffield's time as lifeboat operations manager the RNLI station has experienced many shouts with many lives saved by several crews over the years.

The coxswain Paddy Lee and crew have paid tribute to Mr Duffield and thanked him for his greatly valued support through the years.

They also said he had 'excelled' over the years.

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Mr Duffield is still a member of the station's board as vice chairman and his wife Tricia is the chairman of the Lifeboat Ladies Guild.

At the station's summer barbecue Mr Duffield was presented with a leaving present of a painting his wife Tricia said he had always wanted

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Capt Wigmore is a pilot for Great Yarmouth Port and had been the station's deputy launch authority officer.

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