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The little guys visit Salcombe (Part 1)

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


On life and Optems

Back in the day, when my Dad was a Divisional Inspector with the RNLI, things were a little simpler on the technology front. He had a notebook. 498 more words


The Actress aboard the Titanic

Silent screen actress Dorothy Gibson, 22, had just completed her role in the romantic comedy, “The Easter Bonnet,” and she and her mother decided to vacation in Europe. 364 more words


A little taste of Lyme

As the night start to draw in, the Crew thought they’d better make the most of the weekend. And so we headed down to Lyme Regis, a small town on Dorset’s ‘Jurassic Coast’. 626 more words


The Rohilla rescue and dressing up kit - RNLI at the Maritime Museum

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


A day at the museum

While they were down in Falmouth, the Crew couldn’t resist popping in to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, which is situated on the waterfront just a stone’s throw away from the lifeboat station. 656 more words


Whitby RNLI mark the centenary of the rescue of the Rohilla

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