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Flint Lifeboat Station

Flint Lifeboat Station

For 40 years the inshore D class lifeboat and crews at Flint have been saving lives at sea, as well as inland during flooding. The crews have been presented with four awards for gallantry.

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Recent launches from this station

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05/06/2016 09:36
30/05/2016 15:57
15/05/2016 21:17
09/01/2016 08:00
01/01/2016 23:41
29/12/2015 13:00
29/12/2015 12:36
04/10/2015 21:03
30/09/2015 18:34
30/09/2015 18:20

Latest news from this station

  • Flint RNLI lifeboat rescue paraglider

    Flint RNLI lifeboat rescue paraglider

    05-06-2016

    Holyhead coastguard requested the assistance of Flint RNLI lifeboat following reports that a paraglider had crash landed on a sandbank off Flint.

  • First call for Lady Barbara

    First call for Lady Barbara

    01-06-2016

    The new Flint RNLI lifeboat Lady Barbara received her first call on Bank Holiday Monday when two Kayakers were reportedly stuck on a sand bank.

  • New lifeboat arrives at Flint

    New lifeboat arrives at Flint

    20-05-2016

    Flint RNLI took delivery of its new lifeboat ‘Lady Barbara’ yesterday and within a couple of hours she was in the water being put through her paces.

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Next event

  • Duck Boat Race

    29/05/2017

    Spring Bank Holiday RNLI Duck Race at Dyserth Waterfalls

Forecasts for Flint Lifeboat Station

Station address:

Flint Lifeboat Station
Castle Dyke Street
Flint
Flintshire
United Kingdom
CH6 5PE

Station telephone:

01352 735712

Station opening times:

By appointment only

Accessibility:

Carpark adjacent to station

Visitor contact:

Alan Forrester

Visitor contact telephone:

01352 735629 or 07785 593247

Appledore ILB crew members. Left to right, Martin Davis, Gary Stanbury and Andrew HalletSpecific crew member details for this lifeboat station are not available here at the moment.

More than 4,800 lifeboat crew members around the UK and RoI drop everything when their pagers go off, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Only 1 in 10 crew members has a professional maritime occupation. Men and women of all ages and all walks of life crew the RNLI lifeboats around our coasts and waterways.

 

  • First call for Lady Barbara

    First call for Lady Barbara

  • Lady Barbara being launched at Connahs Quay with the new Tool Track vehicle

    First call for Lady Barbara

  • ‘Lady Barbara’ being put through her paces just off Greenfield.

    ‘Lady Barbara’ being put through her paces just off Greenfield.

  • Flint RNLI have opened a small 50th Anniversary Exhibition at Flint Library, the exhibition shows photographs of the Rescue boat pre 1966, up to the current day.

    Flint RNLI’s anniversary display

  • Flint RNLI 50th Anniversary Appeal benefitted by over £400 on Bank Holiday Monday when nine cyclists rode the 50 mile return journey from Flint lifeboat station to the Cheshire Ice Cream factory.

    Cycling for the RNLI

  • Flint fundraisers enjoying a rest during their charity cycle from Flint to Cheshire Ice Cream Factory

    Flint volunteers cycle for the RNLI

  • ‘Barbara’s Beacon’ burnt brightly to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday, and to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the RNLI at Flint

    Barbara’s Beacon burn brightly over Flint

  • Tony Lovatt with Flint's anniversary sausage

    Tony Lovatt with Flint's anniversary sausage

  • Gareth and Kath Williams in front of the golf competition prize table

    Gareth and Kath Williams in front of the golf competition prize table

  • Martin Jones, RNLI Flood Rescue Team volunteer in action in Carlisle during the worst of the Cumbria Floods.

    Martin Jones, RNLI Flood Rescue Team volunteer in action in Carlisle during the Cumbria floods

  • Kath and Gareth Williams launching the 2015 Flint RNLI Bonfire programmes

    Kath and Gareth Williams launching the 2015 Flint RNLI Bonfire programmes

  • Sainsburys Flint staff with RNLI lifeboat crew & fundraising volunteers

    Sainsburys Flint

  • Flintshire Explorers with RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew & fundraisers

    Flintshire Explorers visit

  • Flint RNLI volunteers who recently passed the RNLI's ‘Casualty Care’ course.

    Flint RNLI back to the classroom

  • Flint RNLI volunteers returned to the classroom for two weeks to take part in a 16 hour ‘Casualty Care’ course.

    Flint RNLI back to the classroom

  • Flint RNLI volunteers returned to the classroom for two weeks to take part in a 16 hour ‘Casualty Care’ course.

    Flint RNLI back to the classroom

  • Flint RNLI lifeboat 'Sir y Fflint' escorting the speedboat into Connahs Quay

    Flint RNLI responds to Mayday call

  • Photo; Kath Williams with Cynthia Rowlands

    RNLI SOS at Sainsburys

  • Dave Clark, RNLI volunteer at Rhyl

    RNLI volunteer Dave Clark

  • Flint RNLI rescued three people from a sinking boat in the River Dee.

    Flint RNLI rescue three people from sinking boat

  • Kimberley Clark, Flint have adopted the local RNLI lifeboat station as their charity of the year, following a ballot of the 250 staff.

    Kimberly Clark supports RNLI

  • Flint RNLI Land Rover

    Christmas present for Flint RNLI

  • Ffion Alice Langton, Flint RNLI volunteer Liam Jones, Maike Heel-Haetzold, and Keira Piercy

    Flint RNLI praise personalised children’s Christmas book

  • Ffion Alice Langton enjoys a story from Flint RNLI volunteer Liam Jones

    Flint RNLI praise personalised children’s Christmas book

  • Flint RNLI children give the book the thumbs up. Pictured are Ffion Alice Langton, Sam Evans, Flint RNLI volunteer Liam Jones, Maike Heel-Haetzold, and Keira Piercy.

    Flint RNLI praise personalised children’s Christmas book

  • LPO Flint

    Richard POlden

  • & Lucy in start and finish shirts with medals where it all started

    & Lucy in start and finish shirts with medals

  • & Lucy in start and finish shirts with medals at Flint Castle

    & Lucy in start and finish shirts with medals

  • LPO

    Richard Polden

  • Autin 7's at Flint lifeboat station

    RNLI Vintage Bank Holiday

  • LPO Flint

    Richard Polden

  • Aby getting prepared for the water challenge

    H2Only Challenge

  • Zumbathon raised a fundraising fortune for the RNLI at Flint

    Zumbathon raised a fundraising fortune for the RNLI at Flint

  • Flint RNLI Golf Day

    Flint RNLI Golf Day

  • Richard Polden LPO

    Richard Polden

  • The High Sheriff of Clwyd meets Flint RNLI volunteers

    The High Sheriff of Clwyd meets Flint RNLI volunteers

  • Flint

    LPO

  • Flint RNLI Fundraisers, Sam Davies, Sharon Brown, Kath Williams & Chris Moody.

    Flint RNLI Zumbathon

  • Sainsburys Flint- Centre Trisha Mulreay Sainsburys PR Ambassador, with, Kath & Gareth Williams Flint RNLI

    Flint RNLI SOS Day

  • Councillors visit Flint RNLI

    Councillors visit Flint RNLI

  • Photo, L-R, Alan Forrester & Richard Polden, Flint RNLI, and supporter Catherine Field

    Bonfire ahoy!

  • Photo L-R Geoff North (Celyn Farmers Market) Helen Wilson & John Williams (Mold RNLI committee)

    Farmers Market boost for RNLI

  • Alan Forrester (left) receiving his award from Colin Williams

    Alan Forrester (left) receiving his award from Colin Williams

  • Carol Smithard with members of Flint RNLI Fundraisers

    Carol’s Wee Walk for RNLI

  • Carol Smithard with Flint Lifeboat ‘Sir Y Fflint’

    Carol’s Wee Walk for RNLI

  • David Hanson MP for Delyn enjoying a brew with the volunteers from Flint RNLI lifeboat crew.

    ‘Brew with the Crew’

  • James Davies from Flint recently travelled to the RNLI College in Poole, Dorset, to complete the charity’s Trainee Crew Course.

    £1M support helps fund Flint lifesaver

  • Dolphin was stranded in the River Dee and could not get back to open water, so Flint and Rhyl crews took her out to sea and released her.

    Flint and Rhyl RNLI crews release stranded dolphin

  • Stranded dolphin is set free by the RNLI

    Stranded dolphin is set free by the RNLI

  • Stranded dolphin is set free by the RNLI

    Stranded dolphin is set free by the RNLI

  • Flint and Rhyl RNLI volunteers escorts dolphin to safety

    Flint and Rhyl RNLI volunteers escorts dolphin to safety

  • Flint and Rhyl RNLI volunteers escorts dolphin to safety

    Flint and Rhyl RNLI volunteers escorts dolphin to safety

  • Volunteers with the stranded dolphin

    Volunteers with the dolphin

  • Flint lifeboat volunteers transport 'Davina' the dolphin back to deeper water.

    Flint lifeboat rescues 'Davina' the dolphin

  • Flint lifeboat volunteers transport 'Davina' the dolphin to deeper water

    Flint lifeboat rescue 'Davina' the dolphin

  • Flint RNLI received a boost when Flint & Holywell Rotary Club visited the lifeboat station 1st Sunday and presented a cheque for £500.

    Rotary help for Flint RNLI

  • Flint RNLI have received a donation from local Scouts

    Flint RNLI have received a donation from local Scouts

  • Flint RNLI dog show

    Flint RNLI dog show

  • Flint volunteer family

    Flint volunteer family

  • Ben Quirk and Billy Dewsbury with their Radio Operators Certificates

    Flint lifeboat training awards

  • Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award for Flint RNLI crew member

    Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award for Flint RNLI crew member

  • Early Christmas present for Flint RNLI lifeboat

    Early Christmas present for Flint RNLI lifeboat

  • Flint RNLI lifeboat comes to aid of trapped fishing boat

    Flint RNLI lifeboat comes to aid of trapped fishing boat

  • TV talent show stars sing to save lives

    TV talent show stars sing to save lives

  • Flintshire school snaps up RNLI prize

    Flintshire school snaps up RNLI prize

  • Jade Jones launches recruitment drive at Flint

    Jade Jones launches recruitment drive at Flint

  • Jade Jones launches recruitment drive at Flint RNLI

    Jade Jones launches recruitment drive at Flint RNLI

  • Jade Jones launches recruitment drive at Flint RNLI

    Jade Jones launches recruitment drive at Flint RNLI

  • Jade Jones launches recruitment drive at Flint RNLI

    Jade Jones launches recruitment drive at Flint RNLI

  • RNLI Flood Rescue Team at the multi-agency exercise ‘Watermark’ in Bala in 2011.

    RNLI Flood Rescue Team prepare for major flooding exercise in north Wales

  • Richard Polden

    Richard Polden

  • RNLI are delighted with the support from Sainsbury's

    Flint RNLI are delighted with the support from Sainsbury's

  • Flint RNLI lifeboat crew recover river hazard

    Flint RNLI lifeboat crew recover river hazard

  • Four RNLI stations prepare for emergency situation on wind farm

    Four RNLI stations prepare for emergency situation on wind farm

  • RNLI rides the waves with boarders and artists at Wakestock

    RNLI rides the waves with boarders and artists at Wakestock

  • School visit to Flint RNLI Lifeboat Station

    School visit to Flint RNLI Lifeboat Station

  • Flint RNLI visited by 1st Bistre Cubs

    Flint RNLI visited by 1st Bistre Cubs

  • Flint lifeboat goes to aid of fishing boat

    Flint lifeboat goes to aid of fishing boat

  • Flint RNLI called as man threatens river jump

    Flint RNLI called as man threatens river jump

  • Bistre Beavers visit Flint RNLI Lifeboat Station

    Bistre Beavers visit Flint RNLI Lifeboat Station

  • Chernobyl Children visit RNLI lifeboat station

    Chernobyl Children visit RNLI lifeboat station

  • Long service awards for Flint RNLI volunteers

    Long service awards for Flint RNLI volunteers

  • Scouting mission to learn about RNLI

    Scouting mission to learn about RNLI

  • Flint lifeboat launches to boat adrift

    Flint lifeboat launches to boat adrift

  • Penyffordd Scout Troop

    Penyffordd Scout Troop

  • Flint RNLI Jubilee Weekend Quacky Races

    Flint RNLI Jubilee Weekend Quacky Races

  • Jubilee Duck Race & Family Fun Day

    Jubilee Duck Race & Family Fun Day

  • Penyffordd Scout Troup

    Penyffordd Scout Troup

  • Global Lift for Flint RNLI

    Global Lift for Flint RNLI

  • Flint RNLI Firework Display

    Flint RNLI Firework Display

  • Local staff and students raise over £50,000 for the RNLI

    Local staff and students raise over £50,000 for the RNLI

  • Flint RNLI called to man suffering heart attack on riverbank

    Flint RNLI called to man suffering heart attack on riverbank

  • Silent meeting for new Flint RNLI member

    Silent meeting for new Flint RNLI member

  • Flint RNLI called to man suffering heart attack on riverbank

    Flint RNLI called to man suffering heart attack on riverbank

  • The best Guy in town!

    Councillor Vicky Perfect Mayor of Flint presents the RNLI Shield to Trish Mulreay

  • Celebrations for Flint RNLI

    Flint RNLI celebrates 25 years of fundraising

  • Wind and rain results in fewer launches for Welsh RNLI lifeboat crews

    Trearddur Bay RNLI Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Hereford Endeavour

  • £1 million support helps fund Flint lifesavers

    Flint RNLI volunteer crew members Matt Owen and Ben Quirk

  • Bags of help for Flint RNLI

    Bags of help for Flint RNLI

  • Olympic duck race in aid of Flint RNLI

    Flint RNLI duck race

 


Image of lifeboat

Lifeboat name: Sir Y Flint

Lifeboat class: D class

Read more about the D class

 

 

1966
Inshore lifeboat station established in May with the placing on service of a D class lifeboat.

1983
Bronze Medal awarded to Helmsman Robert Alan Forrester in recognition of his courage, leadership and seamanship when the lifeboat rescued the crew of two of the cabin cruiser Heron II, aground and taking water one mile south east of Mostyn Dock in a strong north westerly wind and rough sea on 26 February 1983.  Framed Letters of Thanks signed by the Chairman of the Institution were awarded to crew members Denis James Smith and Terrance Henry Jacklin.

1985
New purpose-built boathouse constructed.  This replaced the previous Hardun boathouse in which the station’s D class lifeboat was housed.

1990
A special framed certificate was presented to the station in recognition of the services carried out by them under extremely difficult circumstances between 26 February and 1 March when, during hurricane force north westerly winds and very high tides, the area of Towyn and Pensarn suffered severe flooding.  Flint lifeboatmen strove tirelessly for up to 14 hours each day and succeeded in helping one hundred and eighty people to safety.

1991
Framed Letters of Thanks signed by the Chairman of the Institution awarded to Mr Graham Oare in recognition of his prompt actions, when on 5 June he went out in his 17 foot open fishing boat and rescued three fishermen after their boat had capsized and sunk off Flint Castle.

1996
The D class lifeboat withdrawn and replaced by a new D class lifeboat D510 on Wednesday 16 October.

2001
Deputy Launching Authority Bill Towers had been assisting as a shorehelper during a service on 9 April.  He suffered a severe stroke at the lifeboat station and was taken to hospital where he died the next day. 

2006
The new class of lifeboat IB1, D658 Sir Y Flint was placed on service on Tuesday 19 December.  This lifeboat was generously funded by The Flintshire Lifeboat Appeal.  Lifeboat D505 has been withdrawn to the Relief Fleet.