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Old 19 December 2011, 05:24   #1
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30 Yrs ago today - Penlee Lifeboat disaster

Hi Guys, Just a quick heads up,

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the Penlee Lifeboat disaster and so Tomorrow (tue 20th ) on BBC 4 at 22.00 they are showing the Documentary the Cruel sea, made in 2006 to mark the 25th anniversary.

Well worth a watch.

The crew of the Soloman Browne truly were the bravest of the brave.

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Whilst we all plan for a great Christmas I am in ore of men like these and I thank them from the bottom of my heart for their bravery yesterday and tomorrow.

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Whilst we all plan for a great Christmas I am in ore of men like these and I thank them from the bottom of my heart for their bravery yesterday and tomorrow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=lNum8R5YAds
Well said...The Lifeboat crews are some of the 'Nations best'! What a GREAT institution. I for one am very grateful for the service these brave men have given over the Decades, and CONTINUE to give. Some,like the Penlee crew paying the ultimate price to make our waters safer.Will not be Forgotton!
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I remember so well. It impacted heavily here.
I've mentioned it before on this site, but the 2nd tragedy occurred when the money was doled out.
The money was given for all the right reasons, but because the sums were so large, it created more misery.
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Hi Guys, Just a quick heads up,

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the Penlee Lifeboat disaster and so Tomorrow (tue 20th ) on BBC 4 at 22.00 they are showing the Documentary the Cruel sea, made in 2006 to mark the 25th anniversary.

Well worth a watch.

The crew of the Soloman Browne truly were the bravest of the brave.

Best wishes

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Thanks for posting this, they were truly the bravest of the brave.
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35th Anniversary

Hard to believe it is now 35 years since the Penlee Lifeboat Disaster - to many it only seems like yesterday.

Never Forgotten

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An extract from the RNLI website

Lt Cdr Smith USN, the Sea King pilot, later reported that: 'The greatest act of courage that I have ever seen, and am ever likely to see, was the penultimate courage and dedication shown by the Penlee crew when it manoeuvred back alongside the casualty in over 60*ft breakers and rescued four people shortly after the Penlee had been bashed on top of the casualty's hatch covers. They were truly the bravest eight men I've ever seen, who were also totally dedicated to upholding the highest standards of the RNLI'.

RNLI Penlee Lifeboat - Penlee Disaster
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Whilst we all plan for a great Christmas I am in ore of men like these and I thank them from the bottom of my heart for their bravery yesterday and tomorrow.
Fully agree. I remember the shock of of the whole country - and the wave of support for the families in the aftermath.

Also incredible to think in today's world of GRP and composite materials, how the qaulity and robustness of designs and has changed....who would counteance doing what whose guys did in a wooden boat these days.

We should always remember the bravery and sacrifice of all RNLI vounteers - and that of their families- and consider when we decide to go out that we should not need to put them at risk through our own stupidity.
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