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Background imageRescue Collection: The Barry lifeboat RNLB Rachel and Mary Evans at Barry docks. Circa 1961

The Barry lifeboat RNLB Rachel and Mary Evans at Barry docks. Circa 1961

Background imageRescue Collection: Crew of the Barry lifeboat Arthur and Blanche Harris Frederick Batten and Eric Fry (right

Crew of the Barry lifeboat Arthur and Blanche Harris Frederick Batten and Eric Fry (right) at the tiller on board the boat. Standing left is Mr. Emlyn Davies. 14th March 1970

Background imageRescue Collection: Crewmen of the Fishguard and Goodwick Lifeboat: left to right: Ken Bean, Ieuan Bateman

Crewmen of the Fishguard and Goodwick Lifeboat: left to right: Ken Bean, Ieuan Bateman, Noel Murrow, Roy Williams, Jack Jenkins, Glyn Bateman, Richard Fowles, George Bateman and Byron Nichols

Background imageRescue Collection: John McDermott, coxswain of the Hoylake lifeboat with crew members Richard Martindale

John McDermott, coxswain of the Hoylake lifeboat with crew members Richard Martindale, Alan Tolley. Steve Armitage and Jeff Kernighan. 4th October 1990

Background imageRescue Collection: Blyths new lifeboat Shoreline. Northumberland, North East England

Blyths new lifeboat Shoreline. Northumberland, North East England. Boat number 37-36 Sir Alec Rose, lone round-the-world yachtsman and founder member of the Shoreline membership scheme

Background imageRescue Collection: Blyth lifeboat returning to the lifeboat house after being put out to a vessel in

Blyth lifeboat returning to the lifeboat house after being put out to a vessel in distress. 13th January 1932

Background imageRescue Collection: Blyth, Northumberland Lifeboat crew (left to right) Charlie Hatcher (coxswain)

Blyth, Northumberland Lifeboat crew (left to right) Charlie Hatcher (coxswain), Tommy Moss (2nd coxswain), John Scott (motor mechanic)

Background imageRescue Collection: Early lifeboat at Cresswell, Northumberland. There were three lifeboats at

Early lifeboat at Cresswell, Northumberland. There were three lifeboats at Cresswell, Northumberland, and it is not clear which boat is pictured here

Background imageRescue Collection: The Tynemouth lifeboat Tynesider is lifted into position from where it will

The Tynemouth lifeboat Tynesider is lifted into position from where it will make its journey from The Tyne at Newcastle Quayside to the Town Moor, Newcastle

Background imageRescue Collection: Keeping a lookout during exercises of the Barry lifeboat in the Bristol Channel is crew

Keeping a lookout during exercises of the Barry lifeboat in the Bristol Channel is crew member Mr. Emlyn Davies. 14th May 1970

Background imageRescue Collection: Carving a wake in the winter grey waters of the Bristol Channel

Carving a wake in the winter grey waters of the Bristol Channel, the Barry lifeboat Arthur and Blanche Harris sets out on an exercise. 13th March 1970

Background imageRescue Collection: The Turkish invasion of Cyprus. A British armoured car, draped with the Union Jack

The Turkish invasion of Cyprus. A British armoured car, draped with the Union Jack, helps to guard a refugee convoy as it leaves Nicosia. 22nd July 1974

Background imageRescue Collection: The new lifeboat Augustus and Laura is named by Lady Frances Osborne at Newbiggin

The new lifeboat Augustus and Laura is named by Lady Frances Osborne at Newbiggin. 24th June 1939

Background imageRescue Collection: The Tynemouth Lifeboat Dinghy. Trevor Fryer

The Tynemouth Lifeboat Dinghy. Trevor Fryer, Paul Henderson and David Thompson put an inshore boat through its paces. Picture taken 23rd July 1984

Background imageRescue Collection: The new motor lifeboat Robert and Marcella Beck in Plymouth before its naming ceremony in

The new motor lifeboat Robert and Marcella Beck in Plymouth before its naming ceremony in Plymouth, Devon. 3rd July 1927

Background imageRescue Collection: Former coastguard Eric Michael at Mumbles lifeboat station. 8th April 1992

Former coastguard Eric Michael at Mumbles lifeboat station. 8th April 1992

Background imageRescue Collection: Celebrating the 175th anniversary at the RNLI station, Atlantic college, St. Donats

Celebrating the 175th anniversary at the RNLI station, Atlantic college, St. Donats. Pictured here are students Richard Noyes, aged 18 of St

Background imageRescue Collection: The scene at No. 38 Dudley Road, Folkestone when a shell fired from the German batteries

The scene at No. 38 Dudley Road, Folkestone when a shell fired from the German batteries
The scene at No.38 Dudley Road, Folkestone when a shell fired from the German batteries on the French coast struck the house

Background imageRescue Collection: The Teesmouth lifeboat returning to harbour yesterday with the coxswain safe after he was

The Teesmouth lifeboat returning to harbour yesterday with the coxswain safe after he was washed overboard. Picture taken 17th November 1968

Background imageRescue Collection: The Holly Island lifeboat Milburn being launched from Holy Island

The Holly Island lifeboat Milburn being launched from Holy Island, Northumberland, on its way to Berwick. She is 45 feet long by 12.5 feet, and has an 80 h.p. engine. Picture taken 13th June 1930

Background imageRescue Collection: The James Knott lifeboat sails from Cullercoats on her final voyage

The James Knott lifeboat sails from Cullercoats on her final voyage. Four maroons were fired as she started her three-day trip to an Essex yard for repairs

Background imageRescue Collection: A new lifeboat, the Will and Fanny Kirby, launched at Seaham Harbour to replace

A new lifeboat, the Will and Fanny Kirby, launched at Seaham Harbour to replace the George Elmy which capsized with the loss of eight men. 21st September 1963

Background imageRescue Collection: The naming ceremony of the new Barry Dock lifeboat the Arthur and Blanche Harris

The naming ceremony of the new Barry Dock lifeboat the Arthur and Blanche Harris, was performed on Saturday afternoon at Barry Docks by Lady Traherne, the wife of the Lord Lieutenant of Glamorgan

Background imageRescue Collection: Firemen rescuing people from their house on Tabernacle St, Shoreditch

Firemen rescuing people from their house on Tabernacle St, Shoreditch. 11th January 1941

Background imageRescue Collection: Geoff Nugent (pictured but not id d. Possibly the man on the right as he looks like

Geoff Nugent (pictured but not id d. Possibly the man on the right as he looks like the team leader) and his crew aboard the Guide Friendship (serial number B - 514) inshore lifeboat

Background imageRescue Collection: The South Shields lifeboat Bedford. Bedford

The South Shields lifeboat Bedford. Bedford, had been in operation since 1886, (86 years old in 1968) but is being pictured here being hoisted onto a lorry and taken 340 miles away to rest in Exeter

Background imageRescue Collection: Silhouetted against the waters of Moelfre Bay, Anglesey, Wales

Silhouetted against the waters of Moelfre Bay, Anglesey, Wales, Captain Evans watches from the lifeboat house as the crew practice a launch. 20th June 1969

Background imageRescue Collection: The Tynemouth lifeboat Henry Frederick Swan. The Henry Frederick

The Tynemouth lifeboat Henry Frederick Swan. The Henry Frederick Swan lifeboat was built in 1918. and was 41.80 feet (12.75 m) long

Background imageRescue Collection: Coxswain of the Barry Lifeboat Mr. Frank Tinsley watches the life line land on the rocks

Coxswain of the Barry Lifeboat Mr. Frank Tinsley watches the life line land on the rocks of the Barry shore after he had fired the rocket carrying the line set up a breeches buoy during an exercise

Background imageRescue Collection: Former Ark Royal skipper Rear Admiral Wilfred Graham (second from left

Former Ark Royal skipper Rear Admiral Wilfred Graham (second from left) and secretary Stan Green (third left) with lifeboatmen at Newbiggin as they inspect the new Atlantic 21 semi inflatable inshore

Background imageRescue Collection: The first lifeboat, The Original built by Henry Greathead of South Shields in

The first lifeboat, The Original built by Henry Greathead of South Shields in 1789. The history of the first ever LifeBoat from https

Background imageRescue Collection: Coxswain of Mumbles Lifeboat Derek Scott, aged 43 of Mumbles Road, Southend

Coxswain of Mumbles Lifeboat Derek Scott, aged 43 of Mumbles Road, Southend, Gower pictured with the RNLI rescue craft at Mumbles Head. 14th August 1972

Background imageRescue Collection: The crew of the city of Bradford III at Humber Lifeboat Station at Spurn Point

The crew of the city of Bradford III at Humber Lifeboat Station at Spurn Point on the Humber Estuary in East Yorkshire. They are front coxswain Robertson Buchan

Background imageRescue Collection: Three members of the Air Sea Rescue team on standby duty at their RAF Brawdy base in

Three members of the Air Sea Rescue team on standby duty at their RAF Brawdy base in Dyfed, Wales. They are left to right: Flight Lieutenant Geoff Gill

Background imageRescue Collection: Scene showing the bomb damage in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk following an air raid by

Scene showing the bomb damage in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk following an air raid by the German Luftwaffe. German planes dropped around 1

Background imageRescue Collection: On October 7 1941 bombs dropped in Rogerstone, Newport, Wales resulting in the loss of 18

On October 7 1941 bombs dropped in Rogerstone, Newport, Wales resulting in the loss of 18 lives. Here rescue workers and wardens attend the scene following the air raid by the German Luftwaffe

Background imageRescue Collection: A kitten is saved after a daylight air raid over London, during the Blitz

A kitten is saved after a daylight air raid over London, during the Blitz. Comforted by a member of LaS - London Auxiliary Ambulance Service. Actual Location unknown. Picture taken 3rd October 1940

Background imageRescue Collection: Barbara Noonan was the toast of her family last night after an ordeal at sea on a

Barbara Noonan was the toast of her family last night after an ordeal at sea on a drifting air bed. Mrs Noonan and her daughter Margaret, 23 and grand-daughter Barbara

Background imageRescue Collection: WW2 Air Raids Ilford Essex East London WW2 Bomb damage in Ilford East London after

WW2 Air Raids Ilford Essex East London WW2 Bomb damage in Ilford East London after an air raid is looked over by emergency service as they look for survivors amongst the rubble of collapsed

Background imageRescue Collection: Picture set to accompany Diana Rigg, who plays Emma Peel

Picture set to accompany Diana Rigg, who plays Emma Peel, pictured riding a white horse across the beach at St Marys Bay, New Romney, Kent on a day of lovely weather

Background imageRescue Collection: The Northumberland lifeboat Lizzie Porter, which entered service at Holy Island in 1909

The Northumberland lifeboat Lizzie Porter, which entered service at Holy Island in 1909 until 1925 before moving to North Sunderland where stayed until 1936

Background imageRescue Collection: St. Abbs new lifeboat the J. B. Couper of Glasgow takes to the water after

St. Abbs new lifeboat the J. B. Couper of Glasgow takes to the water after
St. Abbs new lifeboat the J.B. Couper of Glasgow takes to the water after the official launching and naming ceremony by Mrs. W.F. Turner of Glasgow. 20th July 1950

Background imageRescue Collection: The Cullercoats lifeboat Sir James Knott arrives at North Shields with a

The Cullercoats lifeboat Sir James Knott arrives at North Shields with a damaged bow. SIR JAMES KNOTT was built as an Oakley twin screw motor lifeboat by Groves

Background imageRescue Collection: The new lifeboat City of Leeds arrives at Redcar, North Yorkshire

The new lifeboat City of Leeds arrives at Redcar, North Yorkshire. The official launch ceremony for the Royal National Lifeboat " City of Leeds" at Redcar was in August 1951

Background imageRescue Collection: The Number 1 lifeboat of Padstow Station, the Joseph Hiram Chadwick

The Number 1 lifeboat of Padstow Station, the Joseph Hiram Chadwick, seen against a backdrop of typical Cornish cottages before putting to sea. 1st October 1954

Background imageRescue Collection: The rescuers of the Teesmouth lifeboat (left to right) Peter Race, Bob Easton

The rescuers of the Teesmouth lifeboat (left to right) Peter Race, Bob Easton, Roy Copeman, Chris Jones, Tony Jameson and John Race. Picture taken 26th January 1986

Background imageRescue Collection: The Newbiggin lifeboat Richard Ashley is hauled back to its shed after a rescue attempt

The Newbiggin lifeboat Richard Ashley is hauled back to its shed after a rescue attempt off the Northumberland coast. 16th May 1962

Background imageRescue Collection: Inaugural ceremony of the new Bembridge, Isle of Wight lifeboat Jesse Lumb

Inaugural ceremony of the new Bembridge, Isle of Wight lifeboat Jesse Lumb. Photo shows the Right Rev. Lord Bishop of Sailsbury Dr. Ernest Neville Lovett C.B.E, D.D



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