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From the archives: ‘It’s all hands to the lifeboat house!’

Step back in time with this 80-year-old lifesaving footage and watch past RNLI lifeboat heroes in action.

Take a look at this short film and you’ll see oars and oilskins, maroon rockets and medal-winners. Marvel at The Mumbles crew launching from a slipway, watch as a lifeboat is pulled through the streets by Whitby RNLI l, and see the last in-service rowing lifeboat in action. 


A lot has changed in nearly 200 years of lifesaving. But one thing remains the same: our mission to save every one. When our crews are racing to the rescue, they rely on their lifesaving kit and world-class training – the things that kind people like you help provide. They couldn’t do it without your support.