Scarborough RNLI relief shift in London

Lifeboats News Release

Two members of Scarborough RNLI crew did a 12-hour relief shift in London on 24 December.

Rob Gaunt

RNLI

Rob Gaunt

Rob Gaunt and Kev Roberts formed half the crew aboard the E-class lifeboat at Chiswick RNLI station, which has a full-time crew covering a 17-mile stretch of the Thames.

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For more details please ring Scarborough RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Dave Barry on: 07890 322992.

Kev Roberts

RNLI

Kev Roberts

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