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

Paul Gillchrest

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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.

Lifeboat Medical Advisor

Dr. John

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. Julyan Drew

Rev. Drew is the Methodist Minister for the Newlyn Area. He has been the Penlee Lifeboat chaplain now for many years, starting in 1998.

Loved by one and all, famous for burning his beard with 'flaming zsambucas' Penlee Lifeboat Crew Party 2007

Lifeboat Chaplain

Rev. Yvonne Hobson

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Press Officer

Elaine Trethowan

Elaine Trethowan is a retired police officer who officially took over the post of volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer at Penlee RNLI in October 2014. Elaine grew up in Mousehole and is the daughter of retired Assistant Mechanic, Nim Bawden.

Elaine is passionate about preserving the history, memories and stories of the Penlee Lifeboat from its inception to current day.

Elaine also manages our Social media.

 Deputy Lifeboat
Press Officer

Phil Monkton

Awaiting information

Visits Officer

Martin Brockman

Martin Brockman is a BT engineer and also the Volunteer Lifeboat Visits Officer at Penlee. Martin comes from Mousehole and is the Son of the Late Nigel Brockman, Assistant Mechanic of the Solomon Browne and Brother of retired Coxswain Neil Brockman.

Martin's aim is to educate Schools, Youth and community groups by giving heritage and educational talks preserving the history of the station and the RNLI.

Martin is also an RNLI Youth and Heritage education volunteer and he manages the Penlee Lifeboat Website.



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.