Gil Carter praised for his work with the RNLI.

Gil receiving awards

Gil receiving awards

Gil Carter is a long standing supporter of the RNLI, and has worked tirelessly for them for over 30 years. It was in 1982 that Gil and his wife Carol joined the Fundraising branch of Molesey on the River Thames, and he took over as Branch Chairman in 1984, a position he held till 2000. He worked during this period at the London Boat Show promoting RNLI membership, and became the Port Officer for the Annual Kingston RNLI Regatta organising 200 boats, including the Dunkirk Little Ships, from some 20 river clubs.

On moving to Hayling Island Gil continued to help with promoting membership both at the London and Southampton Boat Shows and at other events in Portsmouth where he met John Grumbridge who introduced him to the Hayling Island RNLI Lifeboat Station. Gil joined the station in 2002 as shore crew and then became a Deputuy Launch Authority leading a watch team. Later he was persuaded by our current Operations Manager Jonathan Bradbury to become the Training Co-ordinator, which is a complex task and not easy.

In presenting Gil with a framed Certificate and an RNLI statuette Jonathan said ‘On behalf of everyone at Hayling Island Lifeboat Station and across the wider RNLI family, I would like to thank you for all the time and effort you have put in over the years, both here and in Molesey. It is with great pleasure that I give you these awards and a letter of thanks from the Chief Executive.’


Service Numbers 2019

Total Launches: 84
Atlantic 85: 42
D-Class: 42

Services Totals

2015 - 67
2014 -77
2013 - 86
2012 - 77

Tide Times
Tide Times & Heights for Chichester Harbour (Entrance) onSunday, 25 July 2021
Low Tide:06:08 ( 0.80m )
High Tide:13:25 ( 4.70m )
Low Tide:18:29 ( 1.00m )
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