RNLI Inshore

Chaps and Chappettes

After long and glorious service in the Regulars and TA, I’m now looking to join the local RNLI Inshore service….

Does anybody have any experience of this?

(FYI: I won’t allow myself to fck these guys about with indecisions .....and won’t commit to them unless I’m 100% sure)


If you are talking about the London Station, then it is one of the only professionally manned boats in the country, and staffed 24/7.
From the RNLI web site:

To become a lifeboat crew member, you need to:

be over 17 (with the permission of your parents) or over 18 years old
be under 45 years old (inshore lifeboat) or 55 (all weather lifeboat)
pass a medical and eyesight test
be physically fit
live and/or work close to a lifeboat station
pass a probationary period that usually lasts for one year
be a team player and be accepted by the rest of the crew
enjoy hard physical work
MT, pm me the questions you have, and I will speak to Brother Slug who is a lifeboaty type blerk oop north.

Sluggy x
Dale the snail said:
I will speak to Brother Slug who is a lifeboaty type blerk oop north.

Sluggy x
Then, Sluggy, he must be a top man. Bluddy heroes, one and all. And unpaid too.

One of the few charities I will cross the road to donate money to.


I tried to join the local Inshore RNLI unit where i live and was told that as i wear glasses, i wasnt eligible. It all appears very inbred with their mates getting any vacancies that appear. Dont mean to sound bitter, but i have been driving rescue craft for over 15 years and was an instructor for Schlumberger. Ok maybe a bit bitter, but good luck anyway.

some of the crew wear glasses
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