Dan Guy has decided to step down from his roles at Eastbourne lifeboats after 23 years of loyal service. Everyone associated with the station wishes him well with sincere thanks for all he has done over the years. With Dan’s permission we publish herewith part of his letter to friends and colleagues.

Due to ever demanding work commitments and things outside of my control it is with great sadness that I have decided to stand down from my roles at the station that has been part of my and my families lives for over the last 90+ years.

I would personally like to thank everyone that has been involved in my time at the station from growing up as a small child down at the old slipway station through to becoming fulltime Station Mechanic and now in my current post as a Fleet Staff Coxswain, There has been so much happen during my 23 yrs at the station and nothing springs to mind more than the service calls that resulted in lives saved and of course the medal services that some of us have been involved over the years.

Again many thanks for all the help advice and friendships over my 23 years at the station and I will keep in contact with passages and trials as we are always on the lookout for crew and test subjects.

Stay safe and carry on the outstanding work that we are all well known for at Eastbourne, wishing you all calm seas and fair winds.

Kind regards and best wishes,