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New Year Honour for Swansea RNLI volunteer Steve Davies

Steve Davies Port Eynon RNLI Image copyright RNLI
Image caption Steve Davies has educated thousands of people about sea safety

A lifeboat rescue volunteer of almost 30 years has become an MBE for his contribution to maritime safety.

Steve Davies, of Kingsbridge, Swansea, has held many roles with Horton and Port Eynon RNLI including crew member, helmsman, training co-ordinator and lifeboat mechanic.

He is well known in the community for giving talks to educate people about the dangers of the sea.

RNLI chief executive Paul Rossier said he had "undoubtedly saved many lives".

'Thrilled'

"Nothing is ever too much effort for him, and the lifeboat station receives a steady flow of letters and donations from people that he has spoken to or helped in some way," he said.

"I am thrilled that he has been recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours List."

Also honoured was Eunice Walters, head teacher of Brynhyfryd Primary School, in Briton Ferry.

She was appointed MBE for services to education and young people in Neath Port Talbot.

Dr William Huw John Harrison, organist and director of music at St Mary's Church, Tenby, was also given a British Empire Medal for services to music in Pembrokeshire.

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