Looe RNLI

The Loss of a Good Friend

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea Royal National Lifeboat Institution, a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Registered charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland
In the long history of The Royal National Lifeboat Institution here in Cornwall, there have been those men and women who have served with outstanding loyalty and dedication to the ethos and ideals of the R.N.L.I.  John Cuttell can justly be included in that distinguished number for his tireless and devoted service to the Looe Station for more than 40 years. In those years John held many of the major roles in the branch, being Vice Chairman then Chairman of the fund raising committee; Press Officer and latterly Boat House Manager. All the crew members and other committee members who have served with John held him in very high regard as a knowledgeable, reliable and cheerful officer and friend who was always willing to help others. During his long years of service he gained invaluable knowledge of the history of the Looe Lifeboats and this came to the for during the 150th Anniversary of the station, when he was able to provide much information for the various displays exhibited. As Boat House Manager he played a very important role in welcoming visitors to the station, and in particular for giving talks about the R.N.L.I. to visiting Schools and other parties. He also gave many talks to other groups in and around south east Cornwall, always promoting the excellence of The Service in saving lives at sea. All members of the Looe Station, past and present, as well as many townsfolk will remember John with great affection and gratitude to have known such a kind and loyal member of our town. He will be sadly missed.   John Trethewey President Looe R.N.L.I.     With Prince Charles - July 2014
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