Angle RNLI open day launches to success

Lifeboats News Release

Angle RNLI open day launched to success on Saturday (August 20), with over 250 visitors braving the stormy weather to see the lifeboats, meet the crew members and tour the £1.2m boathouse.

Centre of attention were the £2.6m Tamar class all weather lifeboat Mark Mason and the £42,000 D class inshore lifeboat SuperG II.

There were tours of the state-of-the-art Tamar lifeboat, which is among the busiest all weather RNLI lifeboats in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, and close-up inspections of the inshore lifeboat.

Visitors were welcomed by Lifeboat Operations Manager Julian Hammond and RNLI mascot Stormy Stan (Ian Foulstone), and there was something for everyone during the afternoon.

Stalls for refreshments (Elaine Richards, wife of Crew Member David Richards); RNLI souvenirs (Linda Foulstone, Station Treasurer); and children’s games (Linda Hammond, wife of Lifeboat Operations Manager Julian Hammond), were kept very busy.

A superb display of working models by West Wales Model Boats included the Tenby RNLI Tamar class lifeboat Haydn Miller and Fishguard RNLI’s Trent class lifeboat Blue Peter VII, from Chris Par; a US Coastguard vessel and the German lifeboat Adolph Bernpohl from Andy Kiernan, and a German King Tiger Tank of 1944-45 and the John Fitch world’s first powered boat of 1786, shown by Mike Shepperd.

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RNLI family: Angle Coxswain Lewis Creese and his partner, Crew Member Rhiannon Tebbutt, with their seven-month old son Luke at the lifeboat station’s open day on Saturday (August 20).
Picture: Martin Cavaney Photography.

Angle RNLI personnel take a break after their successful open day on Saturday (August 20). In the group (left to right) are: Back row, Roger Parsons (Deputy Head Launcher), Davy Barrett (Deputy Launching Authority), Martyn Brock (Crew Member), Richard Davidson (Crew Member), Adam Stringer (Assistant Mechanic). Front row, David Richards (Crew Member), Anna Foulstone (Crew Member), Sarah Lunn (Crew Member), Linda Foulstone (Treasurer), Digby Jones (Head Launcher), Julian Hammond (Lifeboat Operations Manager) and Lewis Creese (Coxswain). Missing from the group are: Rev Mike Brotherton (Deputy Launching Authority), Danny Richards (Second Coxswain), Nigel Berry (Deputy Second Coxswain) and Hywel Dyer (Crew Member).
Photo: Angle RNLI.

Chris Par (left) and Mike Sheppard, of West Wales Model Boats, are pictured with working models of RNLI Tamar, Trent and Waveney class lifeboats at Angle RNLI’s open day on Saturday (August 20).
Picture: Martin Cavaney Photography.

Nigel Berry (Deputy Second Coxswain) at the helm of Angle RNLI’s Tamar class all weather lifeboat Mark Mason, with some of the visitors who attended the station’s open day on Saturday (August 20).
Picture: Martin Cavaney Photography

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