I have always liked Salcombe. With its combination of strong nautical tradition and rural South Devon charm, it’s pretty much perfect in my book. So when Matt, Salcombe RNLI crew member and volunteer press officer, got in touch to ask if the little guys and I would like to come down for a tour of the station, we couldn’t say yes quickly enough. 1,264 more words
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During half term the RNLI had a stand at the “Ships, Clocks and Stars” exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
The exhibition, which runs until January 2015, marks the 300th anniversary of the passing of the Longitude Act in July 1714, and tells the extraordinary story of the race to determine longitude (east-west position) at sea, helping to solve the problem of navigation and saving seafarers from terrible fates including shipwreck and starvation. 216 more words
In 1914 RNLI volunteers helped to save the life of 144 people on the First World War hospital ship, the Rohilla, which ran aground near Whitby on its way to Dunkirk to rescue soldiers. 385 more words