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bobdoc

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RNLI in Scotland
« on: November 30, 2008, 01:36:26 pm »

BBC One Scotland at 19:15 today, 30 November 2008

SOS: The History of the RNLI in Scotland

As the first Scottish Lifeboat station in Fraserburgh celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, Phil Cunningham narrates the history of the RNLI in Scotland, servicing its 6,000 mile coastline.

From the rowing boats of the early days through to the hi-tech vessels that the RNLI launch today, the bravery and the ups and downs of RNLI life are charted in this tribute to the men and women who volunteer to save lives at sea.

Thought this might be of interest to forum members

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Re: RNLI in Scotland
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2008, 03:34:53 pm »

Dan your not from the Broch ( Fraserburgh ) are you ?? I speak to the boys off the lifeboat pretty much every week or so when i'm down the harbour ( speaking to my mate Dave one of the crew on Friday night ). I've donated close to 1000 from photo royalties in the last 2 years to them.

Yup Fraserburgh was the first place in Scotland to have a lighthouse ( hence the Northern Lighthouse Boards decision to have the lighthouse museum here ) and the first to have the RNLI Lifeboat ( and we lost 2 lifeboats in 17 years , 1953 all 6 men lost escorting fishing boats back to harbour in a storm and the RNLB Dutchess of Kent with 5 out of 6 men in 1970 when on a shout to a Danish fishing boat in distress ).
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Re: RNLI in Scotland
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2008, 04:29:42 pm »

for those of us south of the border, would any kind soul be kind enough to video tape it and let us borrow it please, as sadly the TV programmers don't even consider that we might like to watch it too, and we have to suffer gawd knows whats on instead. Many thanks to anyone who would. :(( :((
 I'd certainly pay postage and oher costs to view a copy. Neil. :-))
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Re: RNLI in Scotland
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2008, 05:31:16 pm »

cheers, unfortunately don't have sky, just free view.
i'll try bbc neil. :-))
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Re: RNLI in Scotland
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2008, 06:11:43 pm »

many thanks if you can, Dan. i'll then transfer it onto some dvd's for if anyone else missed it, to pass around.
but please don't ask me by the thousand. neil. {-) {-) {-)
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2008, 06:29:04 pm »

thanks very much for that dan. i really apprecisate it. will pm you with my address. cheers, neil. :-))
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2008, 09:23:04 pm »

A great programme about great men. The quote "We have to go out - we don't have to come back" ranks with "Cromer men don't turn back".

And three cheers for the scriptwriter who penned the words "about the REAL fourth emergency service".
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Re: RNLI in Scotland
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2008, 10:02:19 pm »

My life was saved by a lifeboat crewman 50 years ago this summer, from drowning, and I don't say it flipantly, but every day I thank both god and the RNLI for my life.
Without them, I now wouldn't have two beautiful daughters and a lovely wife to spend my old age with.
They are without doubt, along with our fire fighters, the bravest of the brave, and deserve our constant support. :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: RNLI in Scotland
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2008, 12:39:20 am »

I wish some of you guys would visit our stand at the shows...

We have a collection box that we applied to the RNLI for to have on our stand.

Apart from loose change that I used to put into it whenever I could, it was consistently and completely ignored by everybody else - we don't even bother taking it with us to the shows any more....I can honestly say that I can't EVER remember anybody putting any money into it.

I used to do a lot of boat fishing out in the Irish Sea - luckily, I never needed the RNLI, but I was always grateful that they were there.

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Re: RNLI in Scotland
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2008, 12:12:54 pm »

The programme is on BBC I-player for the next 6 days

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ftg2v
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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2008, 02:40:38 pm »

I Have just watched this . man it moves me evertime i here of the courage and selflessness of the men and women.
who risk there lives. its the first time I have seen an in depth few of the RNLI from the start of its conception how on earth
did they row those boats in those sea's.

I have got a the family to buy me RNLI polo shirts and other bits for Christmas. cannot walk past the shop with a purchase of some
kind. Still time for you guys to do the same .

I wish them all a safe and quiet time over the Xmas period

also a Happy Xmas to all Mayhem Members     well it is the first of December    :}
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Re: RNLI in Scotland
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2008, 09:05:20 pm »

What a cracker of a program my thanks to johno for the link.

It makes a change to see the term `HERO` used in its correct context these days but for these people there really is no other word.


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Re: RNLI in Scotland
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2008, 12:17:44 pm »

Hi Dan No Problems

  The story I told Dan, for those interested is as follows.
   I was wanting to build a model of the  RNLB.TGB which was the ill fated Longhope Lifeboat that in March 1969 was launched to aid the drifting coaster "Irene".
Sadly the TGB was lost with all hands, and is now displayed at the Irvine branch of the Scotish Maritime museum.
   I contacted the curator of the museum and arranged to go up to see and photograph the boat whilst on holiday in Largs.
   My eldest daughter who has always been interested in "boats" came with me.
    We went aboard the TGB and I snapped away with camera and video, NEVER TELLING MY DAUGHTER OF THE LIFEBOAT'S FATE or that of her crew, as I thought it might upset her.
   That night back in the flat we were renting, we were woken to her having a full blown nightmare and crying.
   I comforted her and then as she quietented her down, she told me that she had been dreaming that she had been on a lifeboat and a man in a yellow mack had put his hand on her shoulder, and he was a friendly man but had then disappeared quickly.
   I never told her aboat the boat other than she must have been dreaming about the boat she was on that morning, but not to worry.
   At the time she was just 9 years of age.
   The other day whilst I was dubbing too DVD from the tape that Dan had kindly sent me, she came in just at the moment when the part about Longhope was coming up , and stopped to watch it. She then said, "that was the boat I stood at the wheel of, wasn't it", and walked out of the room.
   The new DVD that I was dubbing went missing from the rack later that day and she said that she had hiden it as it had saddened her about being able to stand where a lifeboat man had been when he had been lost.
    She as long since forgotten her night mare, and I didn't bring it up, but ( and I know there will be many sceptics out there) I wonder if certain people are more susceptable to the spirits than others, and feel things more.
    I'll leave you all to decide that, but I know what I believe, and no one will sway me from those beliefs.
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