History of the pager
Find out how lifeboat crews have been assembled across the years in our latest explainer video
Have you ever wondered where the term 'lifeboat shout' came from? Or how lifeboat crews were alerted to a rescue before the pager was around? In this video, we go through the history of the pager and how lifeboat crews have been assembled across the years. From rocket flares to station horses reacting to different types of bell, there is sure to be something to surprise and intrigue you in this video.
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