Announcement: Welcome to The Aldeburgh Lifeboat Website

Former Coxswain Lee Firman awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours List

Lee Firman started volunteering with the charity 21 years ago at Aldeburgh.  Lee, now aged 39, has been a volunteer Coxswain and crew member at Aldeburgh. Lee, who lives in Chester, has also spent time at Angle and St Ives Lifeboat Stations in his role as Fleet Staff coxswain and is currently working as a Divisional Operations Manager for the RNLI.

A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

RNLB Freddie Cooper returns from refit on 21st December 2016

 

Freddie Cooper in the boat lift at Levington Marina having arrived by road from Poole.

Margaret Jean 12-21 and Freddie Cooper 12-34 were moored alongside each other and equipment was transferred to Freddie Cooper

Waiting for the cox’n to finish the paperwork

Freddie Cooper leaving Levington Marina

Freddie Cooper arriving home at Aldeburgh

The legacy of the Aldeburgh acorns: How one lifeboatman’s superstition lives on

Read the article published in the R.N.L.I. Magazine

http://magazine.rnli.org/Article/The-legacy-of-the-Aldeburgh-acorns-How-one-177
The acorns from Augustus Mann’s pocket now preserved and carried onboard Aldeburgh’s lifeboats

FREDDIE COOPER AT POOLE

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RNLB ‘Freddie Cooper’ at the Maintenance Facility at RNLI Headquarters in Poole undergoing a refit. The RNLI has a purpose built unit for building and maintaining Lifeboats and Hovercraft.

Photograph courtesy of Neil Rush

Change in Shop Hours at Aldeburgh

ALDEBURGH LIFEBOAT GIFT SHOP WILL NOW CLOSE AT 3.30 PM INSTEAD OF 4.30 PM

 

RNLB ” Margaret Jean ” 12-21 on relief at Aldeburgh

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RNLB ” Margaret Jean” arriving at Aldeburgh to take up her duties while “Freddie Cooper” is away for a refit

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ALDEBURGH TREASURE HUNT

RAISING FUNDS FOR THE RNLI

2.00pm Saturday 3rd December 2016
starting and finishing at the Railway Inn

Come and join us for a fun afternoon ambling
around the watering holes of Aldeburgh!

If you’re interested in joining us and would like more details, please email
or call Richard Gardner, Chairman, Aldeburgh & District Lifeboat Guild

richard.gardner@tfglobal.co.uk

01728 454273

Eight rescued from two stranded boats

Aldeburgh ILB “Christine” was launched to assist 8 people stranded in 2 boats near Snape Quay at 16.28 on September 15th. Aldeburgh Coastguard Search Team located the 2 craft and, in a combined operation with the Suffolk Fire & Rescue Water Rescue team, evacuated the casualties to Iken Cliff. The operations was made difficult with poor visibility, rain and a falling tide. The Water Rescue Team made use of their inflatable walkways to assist the casualties to the ILB. Helmsman David Cook and Crew Luke Cousins are to be congratulated for carrying out a difficult task successfully. The casualties were checked by paramedics from East Anglian Ambulance Service and brought to Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station for a hot drink.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue team with one of the inflatable walkways

Suffolk Fire & Rescue team with one of the inflatable walkways

Suffolk Fire & Rescue Water Rescue  Team

Next Exercise
The next Lifeboat exercises are on:- Tuesday 17th January at 6.30pm. Sunday 29th January at 9.00am. Sunday 12th February at 9.00am. Tuesday 28th February at 6.30pm These launches are subject to change.
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Steven Saint Coxswain

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