Photo: Gloucestershire Archives
Falmouth’s first lifeboat, the City of Gloucester, was funded by money raised by the people of Gloucester and a naming ceremony was held in Gloucester Docks 150 years ago in April 1867. The lifeboat was then brought to Falmouth and the lifeboat station was established.
To celebrate this anniversary, Gloucester RNLI branch are organising an event in Gloucester on 22 and 23 July this year. Unfortunately, the planned attendance of a fleet of restored lifeboats will not now be possible and this has put the event’s future in doubt. Adam Pentney, chairman of the Gloucester branch, has put out an appeal for any historic lifeboat owners who might be able to help? If you can help, please contact us Here
Geoff Jones receiving a framed photograph from Falmouth RNLI Coxswain John Blakeston with his wife Veronica and Robert Thompson
Boat guide retires
Geoff Jones recently retired as one of our boat guides after 21 years of showing visitors around the station’s lifeboats. Falmouth RNLI Coxswain John Blakeston thanked Geoff for his long service and presented him with a framed photograph of the lifeboats when he and his wife Veronica visited the station. Robert Thompson recently stepped down as the station’s Lifeboat Visits and Education Offcer handing the role over to boat guide Chris Spink. Robert remains at the station as a boat guide.
The Right Reverend Tim Thornton at the helm of Falmouth’s Severn class all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott under the watchful eye of Deputy 2nd Coxswain Dave Nicoll on 13 November
Bishop of Truro pays a visit to Falmouth RNLI lifeboat station
The Bishop of Truro, the Right Reverend Tim Thornton, expressed his interest in the Royal National Lifeboat Institution when he paid a visit to Falmouth lifeboat station earlier today, Sunday 13 November.
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The 21ft boat Ellie-Anne being helped on 9 October
Falmouth RNLI volunteers experience a busy few days
Over the course of five days Falmouth all-weather lifeboat has been called out on three separate occasions. The first was to a 21ft open boat that had suffered engine failure and didn’t really know where they were, the second was to a 35 ft yacht with a fire onboard and third was a medivac to an injured French fisherman.
Full Story: Here£1M fund helps Falmouth RNLI volunteers learn lifesaving skills
A new volunteer for Falmouth RNLI lifeboats has received training at the RNLI College in Poole. Adrian Hingston, aged 46, who runs his own Marine Engineering business, completed the charity’s Sea Survival Training Course thanks to funding provided by Lloyd’s Register Foundation.
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Falmouth Lifeboat Station visits
For information about visits click here: Station visits