The Station Managers of NCI Gwennap Head

NCI Gwennap Head Building


Station Managers are responsible to the Board of Trustees for the management of NCI Gwennap Head and are vital to the consistent and professional delivery of our service, to the SAR community. They ensure all aspects of our operational efficiency and manage our resources whilst, at the same time, ensuring a democratic and transparent process for the selection and appointment of all our Station Officers. They ensure that our charity funds are managed locally, held securely and used prudently...and, in their spare time(!), they aim to ensure that all our watchkeepers are part of ‘ a happy ship’!
Our Station Managers are vital to our role as the SAR services ‘Eyes Along The Coast’. As such, we feel it is only right to record the members of NCI Gwennap Head who have dedicated themselves to that key role over the last 25 (and counting) years....


Heather Taylor-Nicholson
(Founding Manager)
1996 - 1999   
 Heather Taylor-Nicholson
 Bill Watts 1999 - 2001   
 Sue Davis 2001 - 2005   
 Sue D
 Bill Watts 2005 - 2008   
 Peter Ede 2008 - 2012   

Peter E



 Peter Sawdon 2012 - 2018   

 Peter S


 Ian Vinnicombe  2018 -           


































Currently almost 60 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteer watchkeepers 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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