Letter: Coxswain's recognition is long overdue

May I congratulate my old school friend Tommy Clark on his overdue recognition with the award of the MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Thursday, 30th June 2016, 12:27 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th June 2016, 1:32 pm
Tom Clark

Scarborough is fortunate to have such a brave leader of an equally heroic lifeboat crew.

How many of us lesser mortals would volunteer to ride out into the raging seas often seen off our coast to rescue desperate mariners in distress?

His fiancée Nicky, his family and the whole town should be very proud of this courageous man who has served the RNLI for 32 years.

Isn’t it about time he was awarded the Freedom of the Borough?

Gerard R Tall

Scholes Park Road