Awards

The R.N.L.I. makes awards and recognition to those who have provided a service to lifesaving, where appropriate, and not only to R.N.L.I. crews.

1851 R.N.L.I. Silver Medal to Pilot John Mitchell for the rescue of 3 crew of the Cutter ‘Adele’.
1857 R.N.L.I. Silver Medals (5) to Henry Bougourd, Peter Corbet, George Hughes, Pilots, also William Pillar (Gunner), William Cockran (Steward) who were members of the crew of the Revenue Cutter Eagle for the rescue of 6 crew from the barque ‘Boadicea’.
1951 The Thanks of the Institution on Vellum to Messrs. S. Torode, A. Falla and B. Robilliard for the rescue of two men from rocks at Les Pecqueries Bay
1963 R.N.L.I. Gold Medal to Coxswain Hubert Petit, Bronze medals to John Petit, Eric Pattimore. Thanks on Vellum to John W. Le Page, Bob Vowles, Alfred William Ogier, Reuben Martel and Henry C Bisson for the rescue of 9 crew members from the motor ship ‘Johann Collett’.
1971 The Thanks of the Institution on Vellum to Coxswain John Petit and letters of appreciation to John W le Page, Eric Pattimore, Bob Vowles, Alfred W. Ogier, Reuben Martel, Lloyd de Mouilpied, John ‘Chick’ Robilliard for the rescue of 2 and the yacht ‘Solstice’.
During the same year, the R.N.L.I. awarded The Thanks of the Institution on Vellum to Charles Carre and al letter of appreciation to John Allen and Fred Jennings for the rescue of two French students whose yacht was wrecked on the N.E coast of Alderney.
1975 Bronze Second-Service Clasp to Coxswain John Petit, Bronze medal to John ‘Chick’ Robilliard. Medal Service Certificates to Wilf. Savident, BobVowles, Alfred W. Ogier, and Lloyd de Mouilpied for the rescue of 6 from the Tanker ‘Point Law’.
1978 Bronze Third-Service Clasp to Coxswain John Petit. The Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum to Peter Bougourd, Robert ‘Snowy’ Hamon. Framed Medal Service Certificates to Eric Pattimore, Bob Vowles and John Webster for the rescue of 4 from the yacht ‘Canopus’ on 11/12 December 1977
1978 Silver Medal to Coxswain John Petit, the Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum to Lloyd de Mouilpied, Eric Pattimore, Bob Vowles, Mike Scales, John ‘Chick’ Robilliard, John Webster and Robert ‘Snowy’ Hamon, for the rescue of 2 from the Oil rig ‘Orion’ on 1 February 1978. Maude Smith Award to Coxswain John Petit for the bravest act of lifesaving that year.
1979 Bronze Fourth-Service Clasp to Coxswain John Petit, Medal Service Certificates to Eric Pattimore, Bob Vowles, John ‘Chick’ Robilliard, Robert ‘Snowy’ Hamon and Graham Eker for the rescue of 2 bodies landed from the motor ship ‘Cantonad’.
1981 Gold Medal to Coxswain Mike Scales, Bronze Medals to Peter Bougourd, Bob Vowles, Alan Martel, John Webster, John Bougourd, Peter Bisson and Richard J. Hamon for the rescue of 29 from the Motor ship ‘Bonita’. Maude Smith Award to Coxswain Mike Scales for the bravest act of lifesaving that year.
1983 The Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum to Coxswain Mike Scales, Peter Bougourd and Alan Martel for the rescue of 7 crew from the yacht ‘Wild Rocket’.
1984 Bronze Medal to Coxswain Mike Scales and Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum to Bob Vowles for the rescue of 9 from the Liberian cargo vessel ‘Radiant Med’.
1985 Bronze Second-Service Clasp to Second Coxswain Peter Bisson, and The Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum to Alan Martel and Michael ‘Micky’ Guille for the rescue of 3 from the French Yacht ‘Matan II’.
1992 Silver Medal to Coxswain Peter Bisson. The Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum to John Bougourd, Jim Youlton, Keith Martel, Philip Martel, Gary Cook, Andrew Le Prevost, Vince Helmot and Robert ‘Snowy’ Hamon for the rescue of 6 from the yacht ‘Sena Siorra’. Maude Smith Award to Coxswain Peter Bisson for the bravest act of lifesaving that year. Daily Star’s Golden Award.
St. Peter Port lifeboat crew winners of the National Rescue Silk Cut Award.
1994 The Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum to Jim Youlton and Robert Hamon for the rescue of 1 from the yacht ‘Keranne’ using the Y boat inflatable. Coxswain Peter Bisson received a Letter of Thanks signed by the Chairman.
2006 Letter of Thanks to Coxswain John Bougourd and the crew for the rescue of a Kayaker off Brecqhou.
2008 A Chairman’s Letter of Thanks to Coxswain ‘Buz’ White and a Chief Executive’s Letter of Thanks to Vince Helmot, Jim Youlton, Rob Alder, Danny Blake and John Le Tissier for the rescue of 40 from the Swedish Sailing Training school ship ‘Alva’.

Foreign Awards

1931 Letter of Thanks from the French Government for the rescue of 17 men from the naval ship ‘Mutin’.
1963 Norwegian Lifeboat Institution Gold medal to Coxswain Bert Petit and Silver cups to John Petit and Eric Pattimore. From the Owners of the ship, wrist watches to all the lifeboat crew for the rescue of 9 crew members from the ‘Johann Collett’.
1981 Silver Plate presented to Coxswain Mike Scales for the rescue of the crew of ‘Bonita’ by the Norwegian Company responsible for the crew.
1984 Gold Medal of the Greek Ministry of Merchant Marine awarded to Coxswain John Petit, Silver Medals and Vellums to each crew member for the rescue service to ‘Cantonad’ in 1979.
1984 Special certificate of Commendation from the Republic of Liberia for the rescue service to the ‘Radiant Med’.
2006 Letter of Thanks from the Government of the Marshall Islands for the rescue of 10 from the Chemical Tanker ‘Ece’. The Ships Insurers, at the request of the crew, did likewise.

Other Awards

1961 R.N.L.I. Silver Badge to V.M.G de Vic Carey.
1961 Statuette to Mrs. Nancy Blampied.
1966 R.N.L.I. Silver Badge to Mrs. Nancy Blampied.
1966 R.N.L.I. Silver Badge to Mrs. S. B.Mainguy
1971 R.N.L.I. Silver Badge to Mrs. L.A. ‘Queenie’ Guillemette.
1972 R.N.L.I. Gold Badge to Jurat B.G. Blampied O.B.E..
1977 Statuette to the Island of Alderney
1981 R.N.L.I. Silver Badge to Mrs. Alberta Ashton
1981 R.N.L.I. Silver Badge to Mrs. N.J. Allen (Alderney)
1982 Hon. Life Governor to Jurat B.G. Blampied O.B.E.
1988 M.B.E. to Coxswain John Petit.
1996 M.B.E. to Coxswain Peter Bisson.
1999 Statuette to Mr. Richard Kirkpatrick.
2000 R.N.L.I. Silver Badge to Celia Allen
2002 R.N.L.I. Silver Badge to Barbara Evans.
2005 M.B.E. to Second Coxswain Robert ‘Snowy’ Hamon.
2007 R.N.L.I. Silver Badge to Jurat Leonard Moss O.B.E.
2009 R.N.L.I. Gold Badge to Captain Tony Pattimore.
2011 M.B.E to Coxswain ‘Buz’ White
2012 B.E.M to retired Coxswain John Bougourd.
2013 R.N.L.I. Gold Badge to Celia Allen
2013 R.N.L.I. Gold Badge to Edward Fattorini
2013 R.N.L.I. Silver Badge to Veronica Gould.

The above lists are based on information available to hand, but may be incomplete and no slight is intended in respect of any omission or error however small. Any relevant correction, addition or supplementary information would be gratefully appreciated.

Special Awards presented at Government House

We are pleased to announce that Celia Allen and Edward Fattorini, both members of the Management Committee have been awarded RNLI Gold Badges for long service to the local branch – particularly in fund raising. They were honoured to receive these awards from the HRH The Duke of Kent on 23rd May at the Annual Awards Ceremony at the Barbican. Veronica Gould, a very proactive fund raising member of Celia’s team has been awarded a Silver Badge, and Alf Solway has been nominated for an official “Letter of Thanks” in appreciation of his many years of collecting for the local RNLI.

The Lieutenant Governor – Air Marshal Peter Walker presented special awards at Government House last night (Tuesday 24th September 2013).

Pictured are (left to right)
Alf Solway – Official “Letter of Thanks”
Veronica Gould – Silver Badge
The Lieutenant Governor – Air Marshal Peter Walker, CB, CBE
Edward Fattorini – Gold Badge
Celia Allen – Gold Badge