Wednesday 14th January
RNLI Poole Lifeboat building
David leads 400 staff who design, build and repair RNLI lifeboats. He will explain how their engineering capability keeps the Search and Rescue service going and tell us about the new all-weather Lifeboat Centre in Poole, in which future Lifeboats will be built and maintained.
David was commissioned into the Royal Air Force in 1982 and worked for many years in engineering roles on Tornado and then Chinook helicopters, firstly as the Senior Engineering Officer on the Joint Special Forces Aviation Wing and latterly commanding RAF Odiham’s Engineering and Supply Wing. He served on operations in the Middle East during the 1990 – 91 Gulf War and in Sierra Leone in 2000. He joined the RNLI as Engineering and Supply Director in June 2007.