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RNLI Helm Ella Du Breuil on the 200 Voices podcast
200 Voices an RNLI podcast

‘It was a spine-tingling moment. Truly incredible’

Episode 43 - Groundbreaker: Ella Du Breuil

Chiswick volunteer and Antarctic explorer Ella Du Breuil on becoming the youngest female helm at just 18.

Since she was knee-high to a bee, Ella Du Breuil was always interested in boats. From a young age, Ella was set on joining the RNLI, and by 18 had become the charity’s youngest female helm. Her sense of adventure didn’t stop there however, and Ella went on to become the Boating Officer for the British Antarctic Survey. Hear her reflections on a groundbreaking – and icebreaking – career.