Not a bad view from the office window

Lifeboats News Release

The crew of the Sheerness all-weather lifeboat enjoyed some spectacular views whilst out on training exercise on Wednesday 24 May.

Crew member Sam concentrating on his Navigation exercise.

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What view ?
Apart from the scenery the volunteer crew of ALB 'Judith Copping Joyce' carried out Navigation, boat handling and mobility exercises around the Red Sands Towers out in the Thames Estuary.
The Red Sands Sea Forts form part of the Maunsell Forts sea defences in the mouth of the Thames Estuary.They were constructed as part of the air and sea defences during the Second World War. The guns on the Red Sands Towers alone shot down 22 aircraft and over 30 flying bombs during the war.
From the mid 1960’s the forts were used for pirate radio stations, Radio City being one of them, and a large broadcasting mast remains to this day.

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Red Sands Towers

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