Roy Couzens


Lifeboat Operations Manager


Retired RNLI Second Coxswain/mechanic and garage owner

Joined RNLI:


Roy joined the crew in 1977 and became Second Assistant Mechanic in 1978. He became Second Coxswain/Mechanic in 1979 and until he retired in early 1988 he responded to 241 service calls. His most notable service call was also his last and resulted in his early retirement. This was the service to the MV Sumnia during the 1987 Hurricane for which he received a silver medal for gallantry. In 2006 he was appointed as one of the Station's Deputy Launching Authorities and in 2012 took over as Lifeboat Operations Manager.

Recent callouts:


Recovery of human remains on behalf of Kent Police and the Coroner.


Person cut off by the tide at Langdon Bay, further investigation using the Y Boat, False Alarm good intent


A person fallen from cliffs was assisted by the lifeboat crew as well as Kent Air Ambulance, a RAF Helicopter and HM Coastguard.


Angling boat believed in difficulties. False alarm good intent.


Person believed at risk in Folkestone area. Searched with Littlestone Lifeboat - Nothing found.

Dover - Weather

  • 6 Mar 2012

    Partly Cloudy 6°C 3°C

  • 7 Mar 2012

    Rain/Wind 9°C 3°C



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