Memorial seat for Berwick RNLI

Berwick RNLI crew were presented with a seat in memory of Billy Shearer by his family.

Friday, 30th November 2018, 11:35 am
Berwick RNLI crew were presented with a seat in memory of Billy Shearer by his family.

Billy, who was well known in the community, was former helmsman at Berwick lifeboat station and recipient of the bronze RNLI medal for gallantry, after rescuing a yachtsman from an upturned yacht in 1975.

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He also served for some years as an Auxiliary Coastguard at Berwick and latterly held the post as a local training coordinator and deputy launching authority for Berwick RNLI.

Lifeboat operations manager Brian Cowan said, “It was lovely to see Billy’s daughter Heather Dixon, down at the station again. It is a fitting gesture from his family, where Billy spent so much of his time helping save lives at sea. From all at Berwick lifeboat station we thank the family for the fitting gesture. There will be many a yarn spun whilst the crew sit on this seat, always with fond memories of Billy who loved a crack.”