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Old 11 May 2014, 11:29   #1
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Why have the RNLI geckos a strip of velcro

As per the title why do the RNLI brain buckets have a strip of velcro on them?

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Old 11 May 2014, 11:56   #2
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There is a small torch in each RNLI crew lifejacket and this can be attached to the velcro strip on their helmet for maximum visibility.
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Should the 'poo hit the fan' - it's to attach your life jacket light to the top of your helmet to improve it's visibility.
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Exactly right the life jacket light has a velcro strip and the idea is you put it on your helmet as it's the highest point. Remember it's rough when they go out.
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Why have the RNLI geckos a strip of velcro

Also as RNLI Y boats are not fitted with Nav lights it doubles up for a good all-around white light should the need arise ; ) .Click image for larger version

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Our D-class has nav lights!!!! So does the 85
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Didn't see the Y sorry mate
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