COXSWAIN HONOURED AT PALACE
Mark Criddle, the coxswain of Torbay RNLI, received his OBE from HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace.
The honour was an acknowledgement of Mark’s enduring service to Maritime Safety.
Mark has given almost 30 years’ support to the RNLI. He has launched the lifeboat on service more than 415 times since taking on the role, and is the RNLI’S most decorated serving coxswain.
After the palace ceremony Mark said: “Receiving the OBE was a very proud moment - not only for myself and my family, but also for everyone at the RNLI Torbay station and Brixham as a whole – and Prince William was great!”