All at the The Lizard Lifeboat Station offer a warm welcome to Ed Leckie as our newly appointed Station Mechanic – read on for some words of introduction from Ed …
“I grew up (sadly not born) in Cornwall by the sea and have loved the beach, sea, boats and surfing from a very young age. After moving to West Sussex early 2000’s and then Shoreham working with boats and in a maritime environment – I fulfilled a life long dream of becoming involved operationally with the RNLI in late 2011 as volunteer ILB and ALB crew.
I then progressed in training and passing out as a Tamar Deputy Mechanic and D class helm at the busy Shoreham Harbour station. I have also been fortunate enough to have the opportunity of providing cover at The Lizard and St Helier in Jersey over the last few years. After re-locating back to Cornwall last year I have continued to work in the marine industry for Falmouth Towage on the Tugs and work boats.
When I’m not working, my other interests include, more boating and watersports, mountain biking, motorsports and being by the sea, if not in it! I have one son Louis nearly 13, big into basketball, mountain biking and watersports.
I feel very privileged to have been given the opportunity to work full-time for the RNLI at The Lizard Lifeboat Station and I very much look forward to eventually meeting you all”
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