CRICCIETH RNLI lifeboat station’s operations manager has been honoured for his dedication to the charity.

Peter Williams (seen above) was awarded with a Bar to his Gold Badge on 30 September by the RNLI’s chairman, Charles Hunter-Pease, in recognition of his service.

It is the second highest accolade bestowed upon a volunteer by the RNLI.

Mr William’s career with the RNLI began in 1965 when he joined as a shore-helper, before climbing aboard the station’s then all-weather lifeboat, Robert Lindsey, in 1969.

Over the years, he progressed to be a helmsman at the station.

In 1991, he took up the post of honorary secretary, a post fulfilling a similar role to that of his current post of lifeboat operations manager.

Following the presentation at a ceremony held in the Guild Hall, Swansea, Criccieth Lifeboat Station’s chairman, Dr Tudor-Jones said: “This accolade is recognition of Peter’s outstanding contribution to the RNLI in Criccieth.

“Over the years, he has played an integral part in ensuring Criccieth Lifeboat Station operates efficiently and successfully. On behalf of all the volunteers of Criccieth Lifeboat Station, thank you.”