Entries by RNLI Admin

RNLI Salcombe Festive Gathering & Calling ‘Old Salts’

Following carols on Whitestrand on Thursday 20th December, there will be a gathering in the Ships Bar of the Fortescue Inn to which all ex-crew are invited. It would be great to see as many ex-crew, shore crew and enthusiastic supporters as possible to share memories, celebrate the festive season and discuss next years 150th […]

VIEW FROM THE BAR

VIEW FROM THE BAR A REVIEW OF LIFEBOAT OPERATIONS AT SALCOMBE IN 2018 Christmas and New Year’s greetings to all Salcombe RNLI supporters. I hope you will find the following account interesting and informative – 2018 has been a busy year at sea and ashore. Services this year 2017 was by some margin a record […]

Calling Old Salts for Remembrance Sunday

As usual, the Salcombe Lifeboat Crew will be parading at this year’s Remembrance Day parade on Sunday 11th November.  We would love to see former crew, shore crew and station officers at the parade and hope to form a platoon just aft of today’s crew.  No need to let us know – just dust off […]

150th Anniversary Year Launch Dinner

  80 friends of Salcombe Lifeboat were treated to a fantastic dinner last night courtesy of the very generous South Sands Hotel.  The main aim of the dinner was to bring together supporters at the start of the 150th anniversary year, feed and water them well and hopefully gather some much needed funds for Salcombe […]

RNLI/HM Coastguard Training Exercise

    The popular BBC2 program Saving Lives at Sea will show many dramatic and some maybe not so dramatic, rescues! However, what it does not show are the many hours of training the volunteer crews are required to complete, (training that is not without its own dangers). An example of this is a recent […]

August Open Day

With more than a thousand visitors on the day and more than £500 in donations collected, RNLI Salcombe Lifeboats can certainly claim to have had another amazing Open Day on Wednesday 15th August. Two lifeboat enthusiasts from Yorkshire, brothers George (7) and Toby (5) Morrell on holiday in Salcombe, decided to spend their day selling […]

Eight Shouts in 10 Days for Salcombe RNLI

Only 14 days into the month of August, and already the volunteer crews of Salcombe RNLI are seeing a sharp increase in calls The inshore lifeboat launched on August 5 at 12.10pm to assist with a medical emergency within the harbour. After stabilising the casualty, with the assistance other medical professionals, the casualty was transferred […]

2018 Annual Street Collections

The Salcombe Lifeboat Fundraisers held their annual street collections in Salcombe, Hope Cove and Kingsbridge recently raising an amazing £994.33. A special thanks goes not only to the volunteer fundraisers for giving their time but also to the local communities who continue to support the volunteer Lifeboat crews of Salcombe.