RNLI Salcombe volunteer Crew member becomes Able Seaman Nathan Dundas RN.
After ten weeks of basic training at HMS Raleigh, Salcombe volunteer crew member Nathan Dundas passed out as an Able Seaman in the Royal Navy on Friday 1st February 2019.
Joining the Lifeboat crew at seventeen Nathan became the second member of the family to be a part of the Salcombe crew, joining his Father Iain. Indeed, both had been on several ‘shouts’ together, one in particular where they were involved in the successful treatment and evacuation of a heart attack casualty.
Joining the Royal Navy had been a long-held ambition for Nathan and when the chance presented itself, as he was about to turn eighteen, there was no stopping him.
Next stop for Nathan and the next step in his carrier is a position with the DMS Whittington Barracks, Lichfield.
Although now a full-time member of the Royal Navy, Nathan has asked that he keep his position on the Lifeboat for as long as he can.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.