It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and team member Malcolm Bradley on Sunday evening, following a short illness.
Malcolm was a SARA member at Beachley for 10 years, serving as the station medical manager, as a radio operator manning the Operations Room, supporting fundraising events and recently also as a ‘Deputy Launch Authority’ (DLA) responsible for deploying appropriate assets to a callout. He supported many lifeboat operations from the station Operations Room and his friendly voice on the radio or cheery smile in the station was always reassuring. Whatever he was asked, the reply would be ‘Yep, no problem’, and that’s a big part of how we will all remember him. Friendly, helpful, a true gentleman who was proud to be a member of SARA.
Malcolm was a true volunteer, who had served in St Johns Ambulance for 15 years before joining SARA, including as the Team Leader of the Coleford unit, and served as an NHS Community First Responder. He was also a keen music fan, active as a DJ, a radio enthusiast and was devoted to his mother.
We will miss him dearly, as a friend as well as a colleague.
Stand down C64, stand down.