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Bisley Mr Price 27 Years with the RNLI Paperback Book

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  • "I have just completed writing my first ‘Lifeboat Book’, detailing experiences of shouts I have been involved in over a period of 27 years at Coverack and Falmouth, on the south coast of Cornwall. Attached the Introduction to give you a flavour as to its contents."

"I have just completed writing my first ‘Lifeboat Book’, detailing experiences of shouts I have been involved in over a period of 27 years at Coverack and Falmouth, on the south coast of Cornwall. Attached the Introduction to give you a flavour as to its contents."


"Over nearly 28 years as a lifeboat man I have, like all lifeboat men and women, seen some big seas, the worst of tragedies, grief, illness and death. This book contains a few of the many hundreds of shouts I have been on; it is intended to give you an insight of what happens on a lifeboat when launched on ‘a shout’ from the perspective of just one of a crew. As just one of a crew that is required to operate a lifeboat efficiently, the crew are a team bonded in a common cause, to help people in distress. A Coxswain once said to his crew “a lifeboat can go to sea without a Coxswain but it cannot go to sea without a crew”, just to let them know how important they were! Some lifeboat crew, probably most, have cast iron stomachs. A few like me, are often sick in heavy weather. Luckily I am able to function after being sick (shooting the cat as they say in London), I’ve tried wrists bands, looking at the horizon, sea sick pills, all a complete waste of time, it’s so much easier to just be sick and get on with the job! Spending hundreds of hours at sea and getting to know crew well is just the biggest privilege anyone can have. Being a member of a lifeboat crew is one of the most exclusive clubs you could ever join. You have to be accepted by the whole crew and that means trust! Some of the jobs mentioned have affected me deeply, turned me into a bit of a wimp and I struggle when in the company of someone who is grieving. Even when watching the telly I can get a lump in the throat. When my wife Elaine hears me quietly gasp she says “need a hankie?” …. Some jobs are just the funniest and best times you can have, I hope you find the book interesting".

SKU S55853
MPN RNLI
UPC/EAN 9781916353510

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