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Aberdeen Lifeboat nets a catch from Aberdeen X Trawlermen

Lifeboats News Release

On a wild ‘Storm Caroline’ day, Aberdeen Lifeboat Station was delighted to welcome visitors from Aberdeen X Trawlermen bringing welcome support for our work.

Cal Reed of Aberdeen Lifeboat (left) and Kenny Brandie of Aberdeen Fishermen’s Mission (centre right) receive donations from retired trawlermen (left to right) Billy Brechin, Brian Downie and Rab Youngman

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Cal Reed of Aberdeen Lifeboat (left) and Kenny Brandie of Aberdeen Fishermen’s Mission (centre right) receive donations from retired trawlermen (left to right) Billy Brechin, Brian Downie and Rab Youngman
Aberdeen X Trawlermen is an online community set up 9 years ago and with over 2,300 members. From funds raised at their social events, they make annual donations to Aberdeen Lifeboat and Aberdeen Fishermen’s Mission.

“The Lifeboat and the Mission supported us all through our time at sea; now we continue to support them,” says retired trawler skipper Rab Youngman (right of photo).

Cal Reed, mechanic and 2nd coxswain of Aberdeen Lifeboat, and Kenny Brandie, superintendent of the Fishermen’s Mission in Aberdeen, were on hand to receive cheques from the visitors, who have raised over £1,000 for the Lifeboat alone in recent years.

Cal Reed says: “It was a violent stormy day today – a reminder of the conditions these men used to work in, and in which the RNLI will go out on rescues today if called. The respect between all branches of the seafaring community runs deep and we greatly appreciate Aberdeen X Trawlermen’s support.”

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