STEVE MEE, BCAc
Steve started volunteering for HM Coastguard 37 years ago as an Auxiliary Watch Keeper in the Radio Operations room. He was taken under the wing of all the wise coastguard full-timers. Having the equivalent of sixteen honorary fathers all pointing him in the right direction, Steve has himself now taken on the mantle of role model and father figure to the younger team members.
There have been some testing times at the HM Coastguard over recent years and Steve has steered the team through this. Through his vision and guidance the team remain a tight-knit and cohesive unit. Steve has been involved with innumerable rescue incidents, both major and minor over the years, one in particular being the Lockerbie disaster on 22nd December 1988.
Steve was on duty throughout the incident and it was his Coastguard Operations room which provided invaluable communications to the many rescue helicopters within the disaster area. In 2006 Steve was promoted to Station officer. He has a vast amount of knowledge of the community and the local area which he happily shares with team members and other emergency services.
Nominated by: Linda Prince