Airbus and Draken Europe team to provide Second Generation UK Search and Rescue capability

After closing down military SAR helicopter station and passing the responsibility to UK Maritime Coastguard Agency, who subcontracted the helicopters and crews, Britain may be seeing contract change every few years in a service that demands continuity……..ADN Ed.

London, 16 March 2021 Airbus is teaming with Draken Europe to address the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) requirement for the Second Generation Search and Rescue (UKSAR2G) service.

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Women of the Arranmore RNLI

Photo 1: Grace Gallagher has been a member of the Arranmore fundraising committee for over 25 years. She has been honoured and recognised by the RNLI as the longest-serving member of the fundraising committee of the Arranmore Lifeboat Station and has raised thousands of euro of funds for the RNLI.
Grace said “I can’t believe I’ve been fundraising for the RNLI for over 25 years. Living by the sea and with many of our families involved in the fishing industry we rely on the Lifeboat and the contribution of the public to continue with this essential voluntary service. It has been a pleasure to be part of it”.
Photo 2: Sadie Bonner is a former post woman and started supporting the RNLI by collecting fundraising buckets from shops, selling badges and is now treasurer of the fundraising committee.
Photo 3: Women helping to launch the Lifeboat at Dungeness, Kent, England Photo credit RNLI
Photo 4: Round the world sailor, Arranmore RNLI crew member, Sharon O’Donnell.
Photo 5: Crew member, Erin Mc Cafferty, who is a student at NUIG with Arranmore RNLI Station President, Majella O’Donnell
Photo 6: Nora Flanagan. First female crew member and press officer of the Arranmore RNLI Lifeboat.
Photo 7: Karen Mc Gowan. Arranmore RNLI Lifeboat former crew member, nurse and now President of the INMO
Photo 8: Teacher and Arranmore RNLI crew member, Aisling Cox with her father, Kieran who is a long-term member of the crew.
Women of the Arranmore RNLI
By Nora Flanagan 
Since Sir William Hillary founded the RNLI in 1824 women have had a role in the service, initially working in the background by helping to launch and recover the lifeboats, fundraising for this voluntary service and supporting their husbands and sons when the Lifeboat went to the rescue of lives in peril on the sea.

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First cargo door equipped Beechcraft King Air 260C to enter air medical service with Air Archipels

WICHITA, Kan. (Jan. 28, 2021) – Textron Aviation announced today it was awarded a contract by Air Archipels of Tahiti (French Polynesia) for one Beechcraft King Air 260 and one cargo door equipped King Air 260C aircraft.  The aircraft are planned to be delivered to Air Archipels in the second half of 2021.  Air Archipels currently operates a fleet of Beechcraft Super King Air B200s in French Polynesia.  The first cargo door King Air 260 was ordered by Air Archipels and it will be the first to enter service. Continue reading

Exmouth RNLI rescue stray dog in River Exe

1 : Rescue 28 01 21 – photograph of ‘Chezz’ safely in the hands of volunteer crew (L-R), Roy Stott, David Preece and James Edge. Credit : Steve Hockings-Thompson / Exmouth RNLI

2 : RNLI Dogs Advice Poster Credit : RNLI

Exmouth RNLI crew members were involved in the rescue of a stray dog in the River Exe earlier this afternoon.

At 15:20 hrs today, Thursday 28 January 2021, the Exmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat was tasked by H.M. Coastguard to attend a report that a 13 year old Cocker Spaniel named ‘Chezz’ was trapped in a mud bank on the River Exe off Lower Halsdon Farm. Continue reading