As a follow-up to this, I came across this post of his;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.
The best thing I did working for @hrp_Palaces was to join Tower RNLI . After 11 years of vol & full time service and 613 service calls today I start last 3 days on the boat. Will miss crew and river. Proud to be RNLI &
Not a bad record