Penlee Lifeboat Shore Crew

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 Lifeboat Operations Manager

Andrew Munson

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 Deputy Launching Authority

Graham Henderson

Graham served on the Mabel Alice as a deputy 2nd cox is currently the LTC which means he is in charge of crew training also a DLA.

Graham is also a volunteer with Shelter Box, and jets off to places in need of aid in the event of natural disasters. He also enjoys mountain biking and was a teacher at Mounts Bay School, previously teaching many of the current crew.

 Deputy Launching Authority

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 Boathouse Mannager

Roy Pascoe

Roy served on the Solomon Browne and the Mabel Alice. After Roy retired from the Crew he became a Shore crew volunteer, DLA and is currently the Boathouse Manager. Roy looks after the crew accommodation building in Newlyn and also the old station at Penlee point, tending to the memorial garden and ensuring that the station is kept clean and tidy.

In 2015 Roy was honoured by the Queen for his services to the RNLI, and in particular Penlee, with a BEM (Member of the British Empire Medal).

Head Launcher

Stephen Astley

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 Lifeboat Medical Advisor

Dr. Matthew Boulter TD VR

Having initially trained as a surgeon, Dr Boulter moved to Cornwall in 2007 to follow a career as a GP.  He is now a partner at the local Alverton Practice which has long established and proud connection with the Penlee Lifeboat.  The practice has a branch surgery in Newlyn and is thus ideally positioned to support the crew.

Dr Boulter has more than 25 years service as an Army Reservist and has deployed all over the world in this role including an operational tour in Afghanistan.  As a result he has considerable experience in pre-hospital care and delivering medical care in austere environments.

He is a registered doctor with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency also provides medical advice and support to the Cornish Pirates.

 Deputy Lifeboat Medical Advisor

Dr. John Ryan

Dr Ryan is a highly experienced GP and is the senior partner at the Alverton Practice in Penzance.  He has been supporting the Penlee Lifeboat crew for many years.

In addition to his local medical commitments, he frequently deploys all over the world as a ship’s doctor in some of the planet’s most extreme, isolated and inhospitable seas.  As a result, he is very experienced in dealing with casualties at sea ranging from minor illnesses to significant trauma.

Dr Ryan is also an expert ornithologist and has contributed to several books and publications on rare sea birds.

Lifeboat Chaplain

Rev. Yvonne Hobson

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Lifeboat Press Officer


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 Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer

Phil Monkton

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Lifeboat Visits Officer


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 Newsletter Editor

Mike Sagar-Fenton

Mike is a local Author. Having written many books about Cornwall, particularly Mounts Bay and Penzance, Mike also wrote the 200 year history book of the Penzance, Newlyn and Penlee stations which is for sale with all of the proceeds going direct to the Penlee branch.

Mike took over the role of newsletter editor in 1991 and became our Press Officer in 2000, prior to Elaine taking over the role, an office which he held for many years.

Mike now edits our Newsletter.