Arbroath’s RNLI lifeboat crew marked a major achievement for one of their own when Ron Churchill Snr was presented with a certificate of service following his retirement.
Ron received the accolade after marking his 36th year with the RNLI.
He has served in various capacities as lifeboat crew member and mechanic, and during his participation in the lifeboat service was involved in saving no fewer than 21 lives.
He became something of a celebrity in 2012, aged 60, after being named as the oldest serving lifeboat crew member in Scotland.
Ron said: “I have loved every minute of my time on the lifeboats.
“There were, of course, many challenges over the years but more than anything the camaraderie of the crew always pulled us through.
“As one chapter ends though, another begins and I’m delighted to be able to continue as volunteer DLA (deputy launch authority) and training assessor for the station.
“I would like to say I’m looking forward to a relaxing retirement, but I’m sure between my new roles and the list of things my wife has given me to do I’ll probably be busier than ever.”