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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YACHT DISABLED ½ MILE OFF SEAHOUSES REQUESTS ASSISTANCE

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At 15.15hr on Sunday 20th November 2016, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat, to go to the assistance of a 9.4 metre yacht, disabled approximately ½ mile off Seahouses harbour. The yacht had two crew aboard, and had been on passage from Eyemouth to Blyth, when is suffered engine failure in choppy sea conditions, and an increasing wind.

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HMCS Vancouver begins humanitarian efforts after earthquake in New Zealand

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November 16, 2016 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Vancouver is assisting the people of New Zealand affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the South Island on November 14. HMCS Vancouver was in the vicinity of Auckland, NZ, at the time of the earthquake preparing for a goodwill visit to celebrate the 75th anniversary of New Zealand’s Naval Forces with other allied naval forces.

 

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Douglas Reeman, Master maritime story teller is ill and needs help

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It is with deep regret that we hear of the plight of master story teller Douglas Reeman (also writing as Alexander Kent) who has given so much pleasure to so man readers down the years. It is a reminder that even best selling authors can need help. Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/www-douglasreeman-com and those with facebook accounts can help without even donating money. Please read the continuation.

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Human-Machine Teams: Lockheed Martin UAS and Optionally-Piloted Helicopters Validate Firefighting and Search-and-Rescue Capabilities

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ROME, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) demonstrated for the first time how its suite of optionally-piloted helicopters and small unmanned aerial systems can work together to successfully locate and extinguish fires, pinpoint the location of a missing person, and bring that person to safety.

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Jimmy takes the helm at Arranmore RNLI after 41 years’ service

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photo 1: Fr Liam Boyle. Jimmy Early. Martin Proctor
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Photo 2 Tutor Nick Darlison. Fr Liam Boyle
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Photo 3 Martin Proctor with his dad Brian
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Arramore Lifeboat crew with Dr Kevin Quinn and Press Officer Nora Flanagan
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Jimmy Early has taken over as Coxswain of the Arranmore RNLI all-weather lifeboat following 41 years of service.

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Fireworks weekend proved to be busy for Exmouth RNLI volunteers

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PR071116 Recovery of inshore lifeboat George Bearman after rescuing two men.

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PR071116 Crew volunteers and families held a bucket collection on 4 November at Exmouth Round Table Fireworks display.

Crew volunteers from Exmouth RNLI were called out twice within 24 hours on 6 November. On Friday 4 November, the same 12 volunteers had helped Exmouth Round Table with a bucket collection at the annual town’s Fireworks display.

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