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Byline: The RNLI’s Plymouth lifeboats put on a great show during Armed Forces Day (Saturday 28 June).
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Both lifeboats, the all-weather Sybil Mullen Glover and the inshore lifeboat Millennium Forester, together with a Royal Navy helicopter, did a rescue demonstration to crowds gathered on Plymouth’s Hoe

It was a chance for the people of Plymouth to see the lifeboats and their volunteer crews in action at close quarters. After a run past the front of the Hoe, two of the lifeboat crew simulated a ‘man over board’ situation by being left in the water. After igniting distress flares the Royal Navy helicopter took over and winched the casualties back to to the lifeboats and safety. Both boats and the helicopter then did a run in formation across the sound in front of the delighted spectators.

The RNLI Plymouth lifeboats regularly train with other rescue resources such as Navy and coastguard. The RNLI is a charity and not a government agency and it’s volunteer crews are in the front line of providing a 365 days a year rescue service around the shores of the U.K.  

Notes to Editors;    
For information contact Barry Perrins Plymouth lifeboat volunteer Press officer
07790033796   barryperrins@yahoo.com

Byline: The RNLI's Plymouth lifeboats put on a great show during Armed Forces Day (Saturday 28 June).
Page Content:

Both lifeboats, the all-weather Sybil Mullen Glover and the inshore lifeboat Millennium Forester, together with a Royal Navy helicopter, did a rescue demonstration to crowds gathered on Plymouth's Hoe

It was a chance for the people of Plymouth to see the lifeboats and their volunteer crews in action at close quarters. After a run past the front of the Hoe, two of the lifeboat crew simulated a 'man over board' situation by being left in the water. After igniting distress flares the Royal Navy helicopter took over and winched the casualties back to to the lifeboats and safety. Both boats and the helicopter then did a run in formation across the sound in front of the delighted spectators.

The RNLI Plymouth lifeboats regularly train with other rescue resources such as Navy and coastguard. The RNLI is a charity and not a government agency and it's volunteer crews are in the front line of providing a 365 days a year rescue service around the shores of the U.K.  

Notes to Editors;    
For information contact Barry Perrins Plymouth lifeboat volunteer Press officer
07790033796   barryperrins@yahoo.com