US News Sixth-generation lifeboat skipper whose ancestors have patrolled the waters for 150 years is retiring after hanging up his life jacket for last time

09:30  09 july  2018
09:30  09 july  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Sixth - generation lifeboat skipper whose ancestors have patrolled the waters for 150 years is retiring after hanging up his life jacket for last time . John Davies has been saving countless lives off the coast of Norfolk for 36 years .

He served the Royal National Lifeboat Institution for 34 years , and never put a foot – or oar – wrong. But Tom Clark’s unblemished record and The comments were made after Mr Clark was sacked last month from his role as coxswain, or skipper , at Scarborough lifeboat station over the sea exercise.

Lifeboat skipper John Davies is retiring after 36 years saving countless lives out of Cromer RNLI Lifeboat Station in Norfolk © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Lifeboat skipper John Davies is retiring after 36 years saving countless lives out of Cromer RNLI Lifeboat Station in Norfolk A sixth-generation lifeboat skipper whose ancestors have patrolled the waters for 150 years is retiring after hanging up his life jacket for the last time.

John Davies, 53, is from a long line of coxswains who have manned the ship at the Cromer RNLI Lifeboat Station in Norfolk.

In 1872, his great-great-great grandfather James Davies became the first relative to take the title after marrying the daughter of the town's first ever lifeboat helmsman.

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a man wearing a military uniform: Pictured with his father Richard in 2005, the sixth-generation coxswain will still work as a fisherman hauling in the famous Cromer Crab © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Pictured with his father Richard in 2005, the sixth-generation coxswain will still work as a fisherman hauling in the famous Cromer Crab

After 36 years saving countless lives, John retired at the end on June, on his 53rd birthday.

He will be the last of eight men in the Davies clan to serve the charity - but has no relative to succeed him.

John, who still works as a crab fisherman, said: 'I feel very proud but it's just something I grew up with and I've never had any thought of doing anything else.

a group of people in uniform: Family affair: John is the last of his clan to serve as a lifeboatman with the RNLI as his own children are not following in his footsteps. From left Bob Davies, Richard Davies, Billy Davies and John in 1998 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Family affair: John is the last of his clan to serve as a lifeboatman with the RNLI as his own children are not following in his footsteps. From left Bob Davies, Richard Davies, Billy Davies and John in 1998

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He will also be the final Davies to catch the famous Cromer Crab for a living.

Mr Davies said: 'Nowadays, children aren't following their fathers into their business.

a black and white photo of a person: The family first took to the sea in 1872 after John's great-great-great grandfather James Davies (pictured) married the daughter of Cromer's first ever lifeboat helmsman © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The family first took to the sea in 1872 after John's great-great-great grandfather James Davies (pictured) married the daughter of Cromer's first ever lifeboat helmsman

'My son runs a gym and my daughter is a veterinary nurse.'

John's ancestors include great-great grandfather J.J. 'Jimmy' Davies, who was Cromer coxswain from 1893 to 1902, and great-grandfather J.J. 'Jack' Davies.

Next in line was grandfather J.J. 'Little Jack' Davies, and finally John's father Richard Davies.

a man wearing a black hat: John's ancestors include great-great grandfather J.J. 'Jimmy' Davies, who was Cromer coxswain from 1893 to 1902 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited John's ancestors include great-great grandfather J.J. 'Jimmy' Davies, who was Cromer coxswain from 1893 to 1902

John's cousin once-removed Billy Davies and his brother Bob Davies also worked on the lifeboats.

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Henry Blogg, who was brought up by the Davies family, was another Cromer rescuer.

Married John said: 'There have been some very rewarding times when we got to people in trouble and they were worried they weren't going to make it.

a man wearing a hat: Henry Blogg, who was brought up by the Davies family, was another Cromer rescuer © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Henry Blogg, who was brought up by the Davies family, was another Cromer rescuer

'That will always be my main reward.'

He added: 'The crew have been my family for more than three decades.'

But there were extremely sad times, such as when he and his crew had to pull the body of an RNLI volunteer from nearby Wells from the water.

a man wearing a red hat © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited

John added: 'They were lost and eventually the body came up off Cromer and we went and recovered it.'

Despite not having a family member to take the reins, John remains upbeat about the station's future.

He said: 'It's been in Cromer for more than 200 years and we're only the custodians of it.

a person wearing a hat: John's great-grandfather J.J. Jack Davies also served the charity before the recent retiree © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited John's great-grandfather J.J. Jack Davies also served the charity before the recent retiree

'I've left two very good coxswains in there and they're taking up the challenge. They're two first-class lads.

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'I still go to sea every day and I've told the boys that if they need any advice I'm always here.

'My time has come to an end and I'm passing on the baton.'

a man wearing a hat: John's grandfather J.J. Little Jack Davies also served the charity before the recent retiree © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited John's grandfather J.J. Little Jack Davies also served the charity before the recent retiree

Cromer lifeboat station has been operating since 1804.

John, who lives in Cromer, sells his catch at the family fish shop in the town where he has worked for 35 years.

Audrey Smith, Cromer RNLI spokeswoman, said: 'John is to be celebrated as a man of many parts but in particular we recognise his leadership of the charity's volunteer Cromer crew.

a man smiling for the camera: The lifesaver will still be sailing the North Sea as a fisherman hunting the famous Cromer crab which he sells at his family's fish shop in the town © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The lifesaver will still be sailing the North Sea as a fisherman hunting the famous Cromer crab which he sells at his family's fish shop in the town

'He has been a sound example and mentor to many young recruits to the lifeboat service.' 

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