24th June 2022. Earlier this week, the volunteers from the National Coastwatch Institution station at Folkestone attended the Civic Day at the Quarterhouse.

Station Manager David Taylor gave a presentation about NCI Folkestone and what the NCI does as an organisation.He also met with ex-Mayor Jackie Meade who has kindly arranged a grant of £500 to pay for new station signage.

Station Treasurer Chris Clare and Watchkeeper Les Gibbs were also on hand to man the NCI exhibition stand and to encourage more people to join NCI Folkestone as volunteer watchkeepers.

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Currently almost 60 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Filey in North Yorkshire. 

NCI watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met.








The words National Coastwatch Institution and Eyes Along the Coast and the NCI logos are Registered Trademarks of NCI.

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