It has been a long and Interesting Thread , and I think all parties will have
gained some insight into the problems and views of others. I am not sure
why so many adult take the opportunity to have a go at our teenage
Venturers , as seen in the Daily Echo Forum. As a visit to our WWW.
venturers search and rescue.org.uk , which includes our Annual Report
2007 with letters of praise of the high standard of seamanship displayed
by Matt and his crews , With over 49 rescues , and of which 3 had lives
at risk ( We never claim lives saved ) We work well with the Local RNLI , and
even have a citation from RNLI HQ. Letters of thanks from the Chief Coast guardand other Local Coastguard officers over the years since our Foundation in August 1961 and only problems seems resentment by Independents of the age of our crews. As once heard on VHF " The Sea Shall Not Have Them ; But Pray Neither Shall The Venturers " We also operate a Search and Rescue in the New Forest with a Volvo 4X4 C304 Ambulance , and a RangeRover Ambulance at Lepe Country Park. For which we have a Operational Memorandum with Hampshire Constabulary . We are trained by Haven Independent Ambulance Service , Have 3 Heart Start Defibrillator's , 2 on Ribs
one on our Fast Response Quad at Lepe ; but do not consider ourselves
up to the highly trained First Responders who provide such a valuable service to the Ambulance Service.
So Having said my piece , lets now close this thread
And try and work together in 2008.
Philip Pearce-Smith MBE
Hon. Executive Officer