Exmouth RNLI volunteers past and present look forward to meeting their new inshore lifeboat

Event: Arrival of George Bearman II inshore D class lifeboat

Venue: Exmouth lifeboat station, Queens Drive, Exmouth EX8 2AY

Date/time: Thursday 12 January 11am

The volunteer team at Exmouth RNLI lifeboat station are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their new D class George Bearman II on the morning of 12 January.

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Images of War, The RAF Air Sea Rescue Service in the Second World War, rare photographs from wartime archives

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The Images of War series is always a visual delight, displaying 
some of the rarest images available, many seen for the first 
time by the public. This addition to the series maintains this 
very high visual standard and covers a subject that has received 
very little coverage in print before. Strongly Recommended.

 

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FISHING VESSEL WITH ROPE AOUND PROPELLOR NEAR ROCKS REQUESTS ASSISTANCE

At 14.38hr on Tuesday 20th December 2016, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat, to go to the assistance of a 35ft fishing vessel, with three persons on board, disabled with rope around its propeller, off Craster. Craster Inshore Lifeboat had launched to its assistance, but requested a larger all weather lifeboat.

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Cypress Skier Rescue – Dec 11-12, 2016

 

On the afternoon of Sunday Dec 11, NSR was activated to search for two skiers who had gone out of bounds and became lost. Cypress Ski Patrol was able to locate their tracks going into Tony Baker Gully. The skiers initially indicated they were on Black Mountain, on the other side of Cypress Bowl. NSR had intermittent cell contact with the two 40 year old male skiers and we were able to get a location from their phone putting them at 700M in Tony Baker Gully.

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Seahouses Lifeboat – Death of Station Chair.

It is with deep regret and sadness, that we announce the death of our Station Chairman, Mr John Hanvey (Senior), aged 82yr. John passed away peacefully last night, Saturday 10th December 2016, following a prolonged illness. John joined the crew in 1949, and has served in various roles until his death. He had been Lifeboat Crew, then Deputy Launch Authority and Station Chairman. He was totally dedicated to the RNLI and to this Lifeboat Station, serving for an amazing 67 years.

He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his wife Mary, son John (our coxswain/mechanic), wife Andreena, and grand children Fraser and Emily.                                                            Ian Clayton, Lifeboat Operations Manager

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Exmouth RNLI to receive new inshore lifeboat in the New Year

PR281116 Inshore lifeboat George Bearman launching on service in June 2014 (credit Chris Sims)

PR021216 George Bearman in uniform (supplied by granddaughter, Pauline Smith)

Exmouth lifeboat station will be receiving a new D class lifeboat on 12 January at 11am as George Bearman reaches the end of her 10-year operational life.

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AUTUMN BUDGET SEES AIR AMBULANCE CHARITIES RECEIVE FURTHER SUPPORT FROM BANKING FINES

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The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA), which represents the majority of Air Ambulance operations in the UK, has welcomed today’s announcement from UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP which sees an allocation of £10.8 million for the air ambulance community from the LIBOR (Bank Fines) Fund.

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