John joined the station as Shore Crew in April 2011 because he had lots of spare time and was encouraged to by mechanic Paul Brace. He used to be a commercial/domestic refrigeration engineer but is now a Team Leader at the Wightlink Ferries Portsmouth Terminal. He is an RYA Powerboat Instructor, and volunteers his time on the Gurnard Sailing Club safety boats. Interestingly, John used to do American Civil War re-enactment shows around the country! John became one of our Atlantic 85 mechanics in March 2015.