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Anniversary of RNLI inflatables at Walmer Lifeboat was marked with dinner

01 April 2014
by Beth Robson

A celebration marked the 50th anniversary of inflatable Lifeboats and D Class vessels at Walmer.

The sit-down meal at Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club was attended by almost 90 people including Admiral, the Lord Boyce, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports.

A cake was commissioned to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of inflatable lifeboats being at Walmer

A cake was commissioned to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of inflatable lifeboats being at Walmer

 

As well as marking half a century of saving lives in the inflatables, the night was the chance for old and new RNLI volunteers to meet up, and boathouse manager Les Coe was awarded a statuette in recognition of 10 years in the role. 

Crew from 1964 to the present day.

Crew from 1964 to the present day.

Volunteer crew member Colin Varrall, wriote and edited a special booklet, on the history of ILBs and D Classes at Walmer, and copies were handed out on the night. 

They are now on sale for £2 at Walmer Lifeboat Station. 

For the full story, see this week's Mercury. 

 

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