One of Newquay lifeboat station’s volunteers has qualified to drive the charity's New Holland tractor which the crew use to launch & recover the town’s D class inshore lifeboat. 

Richie Law, who serves in the military, joined Newquay RNLI as shore crew in November 2022 before beginning his training as a RNLI tractor driver. 

Richie said: “I wanted to join the RNLI because I knew that they always had my back when I was out on the water surfing as a youngster and joining the lifeboat crew is my way of giving something back to the community.” 

Richie’s assessment was completed by RNLI Assessor and trainer Gary Stanbury following training and support from fellow volunteers at Newquay RNLI. 

Gary said: “As well as the seagoing crew, the RNLI relies on the dedication of shore crew volunteers to launch & recover the charity’s lifeboats at all hours of the day & night. Richie can be very proud of his achievement, which is a reflection of his own commitment to the RNLI and the support of fellow crew on station.  

“Well done to everyone involved.”