Seems he fitted in as a RNLI lifeboat helmsman on the Thames for over six years, both full time and volunteer. He must have fitted in. I would imagine if he was a pompous official type his crews would have soon f*cked him off.See my red highlight. In other words:those who could have (and should have) supported what he was trying to do, but either didn't have the moral courage to do so, or had their own private agendas to follow (i.e. don't rock the Royal boat,or maybe they had theor own little scams going on). I agree that this was "civvie street", but then again it wasn't: Yeoman Warders are ex military. This was, to all intents and purposes, a military system, in which a protected clique were taking the piss.