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Old 15 January 2014, 16:46   #1
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Hope the mods don't mind, but as the helmsman of an orange RIB, I thought I'd share the first podcast that we have produced at Littlestone RNLI. We are situated on the Kent coast just north of Dungeness, right along side the Varne Boat Club. We will be releasing a new one every few months and I shall share them with you if no one objects. It's the first time that any RNLI crew has created a podcast and the intention is to share a little bit of life on station. Maybe it might inspire a few people to get down to their local station and get stuck in!

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I can't talk for the mods but welcome to this forum and you my respect, I offered my local station my services a number of years back but no one ever got back to me, I still support you guys with donations only
Same here Bif I offered help on the ops side and I am still awaiting a reply from HQ even although the local station manager put my name forward. I also still support them every year by donation and would not do otherwise as like you I have huge respect for the crews and the organisation.

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Same here Bif I offered help on the ops side and I am still awaiting a reply from HQ even although the local station manager put my name forward. I also still support them every year by donation and would not do otherwise as like you I have huge respect for the crews and the organisation.

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Jambo, i see you are from Girvan area? If you listen to the podcast you'll hear me talking about being inspired to join the lifeboat after living on the west coast of Scotland. Well that was Girvan and the lifeboat there. That place is still in my soul nearly 40 years after I left!
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Jambo, i see you are from Girvan area? If you listen to the podcast you'll hear me talking about being inspired to join the lifeboat after living on the west coast of Scotland. Well that was Girvan and the lifeboat there. That place is still in my soul nearly 40 years after I left!
Greetings GF. I really pleased you had such a memorable time here in the West of Scotland. Yes well as you probably aware the boat is still stationed here and all connected are in good spirit. Nice to hear from you and if you ever feel the need to answer the 'call' keep me posted.
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[QUOTE=gibberfish;594022]Hope the mods don't mind, but as the helmsman of an orange RIB, I thought I'd share the first podcast that we have produced at Littlestone RNLI. We are situated on the Kent coast just north of Dungeness, right along side the Varne Boat Club. We will be releasing a new one every few months and I shall share them with you if no one objects. It's the first time that any RNLI crew has created a podcast and the intention is to share a little bit of life on station. Maybe it might inspire a few people to get down to their local station and get stuck in!/QUOTE]

Just listened to your podcast and thought it was really good, Its great to hear the details of the outstanding work you guys do. I'm also subscribed to the RNLI Youtube channel, there's some amazing vids posted in from stations all round the country, here's one showing fantastic control with a D class in the surf.
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"What we do" Eh...?
What You and all the other RNLI Guys do is provide ALL of us and the complete Boating /Shipping /Seagoing industries a truly World Class service!
When you consider it's All paid for by Charitable donations and largely manned by Volunteers it's all the more incredible!
God knows there ain't a lot of things to be proud of days in the UK...but The RNLI is defiantly one institution I think everyone is!
Like many on here I'm sure, I donate on a regular basis,and am happy and proud to play a small part.
Over used statement but spot on in your case...Great work!
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