In loving memory of Lesley my late wife and mother who passed away with M.N.D. 5th February 2015,Lesley loved the sea and boats,and was a regular door to door collector for the R.N.L.I. for many years,she also ran the galley and cadets messing facilities at the Kingston Upon Thames Sea Cadet Corps for many years,Lesley worked as a Midwifery Assistant on the wards and clinic at Kingston Hospital over thirty years,she is greatly missed by all that knew her.
Carl was a bright , funny young man whose life always involved a challenge. He was a PADI diver, golfer, musician but most of all a biker. His motor bike was his great love. In 2008 a tragic accident left him with life changing injuries, those injuries changed his, his loving partner and the family's lives forever.In 2018 he passed away aged 50 leaving a hole in our hearts. RIP Carl enjoy this new challenge,may angels protect you all on the Agnes P Barr.
For our wonderful Son and brother and husband, in 6wks our lives were a rollercoaster you were diagnosed with terminal cancer and also married your soulmate even if it was only for 2 weeks before you passed away on 19/12/2016.
We think you would have loved this, you loved being at the seaside and always had great respect for all RNLI volunteers. After you were taken from us so quickly this will be a lovely way to remember you for a very long time. We miss you every minute of every day xxxx
Edward always loved boats and the sea, starting with a small dinghy when very young and finally owning the yacht Easy Easy. He had many adventures during his life, a few fraught with danger, but had a wonderful life. He was a very positive man but unfortunately passed away in 2018 with cancer. He will always be in my heart and I miss him terribly. Rest in Peace my love.
My Dad loved boats and the sea. During World War 2, he served in RAF, working in air/sea rescue in Northern Ireland. Much later in life, living by Gareloch in Scotland, he was delighted to have his own small boat. He would be pleased and proud that his name is now among the many on this RNLI lifeboat.
In loving memory of our father Michael Foote who we lost back in 2004.
Dad served in The Merchant Navy and was a lifelong supporter of the RNLI.
He would be so proud to have his name on a lifeboat.
We miss you every day xx
In loving memory of my father Gwyndaf Jones, a Merchant Seaman in his younger days and a true lover of the sea. He was the sole survivor of a tragic yachting accident on the Menai Straits in the early 1960's where 6 lives were lost. He always said that he was on borrowed time until his death in 1982 at the age of 52. His ashes were scattered on the Straits by Beaumaris RNLI. Always loved and still missed by all his family.
This is for my Dad. He loved the sea and was an avid fisherman. He had never learnt to swim so he always supported the RNLI as in his words 'you never know when you might need em'. We lost Dad suddenly in 2019 and I know he would be over the moon to support the RNLI in this way. Always in our hearts x
The sea was a large part of his life, he served in both The Royal and Merchant Navy and was a lifelong supporter of the RNLI. He was President of the RNA club and supporter of the local sea cadets TS Bacchante.
We have a forever by the sea fund to continue supporting the RNLI in his memory but he would be so proud to have his name on a lifeboat. Loved and greatly missed xxx
In memory of my grandad. Coxswain/Mechanic of Dun Laoghaire lifeboat from 1967 until his death in 1989, during which time he rescued 172 lives. In 1969 he was awarded the bronze medal for saving two men whose dinghies had capsized in Dun Laoghaire coal harbour. Proud to be his granddaughter. He’s missed every single day.
There is no more fitting way to remember you than to have your name on a lifeboat. Back where you belong Grandad!
Jonny was a multi talented and caring man. He was very much loved by his siblings, nieces and friends. Sadly he felt he had to part from this world. I know he is always by my side, and no longer suffering mental and emotional anguish. I've written a poem (first time in my life I got lyrical) which I will post along with this dedication.
My Dad Bill Sutton was in the Merchant Navy in his early years, sailing out of Liverpool and loved everything to do with the sea. He passed away in 1985 aged 52 yrs but during his lifetime with us he gave myself and my four siblings our
love of the sea, which we have shared with our children and
grandchildren. It means so much to us that his name appears on a lifeboat.....for those in peril on the sea.... Thank you for all you do. Linda Henshall (nee Sutton)
My father Michael Bracey was a keen sailor, yachtsman, and lifelong supporter of the RNLI. I will always cherish happy memories of sailing with him both in dinghies , and on my parent's yacht in Salcombe. I am sure he would be proud to know, as we, his family all are, that his name is on a lifeboat.
A life long supporter of the RNLI. Childhood memories of visits to Vera (Nan) at her home in Herne Bay. We would regularly visit Whitstable, Margate and Ramsgate stations. She signed us grandchildren up to Stormy Stan’s club. With childhood dreams of becoming a member of the RNLI,
& a 22year career at sea, I’m now a crew member at Mudeford RNLI.
Thank you nan for your love and inspiration. Now it’s your turn to go to sea. Cutting through the seas on the bow of Shannon 13-37 xx
My father was in the Royal Navy and supported the RNLI all his life. His ashes were scattered at sea and there can be no more fitting tribute than to have his name on a lifeboat to enable him to continue to be at sea.
Our Grandad was a lifelong supporter of the RNLI. He always donated to this great cause. He passed away in 2002 and is very much missed by his family. We hope that by adding his name to the lifeboat that will be at Invergordon his memory will live on and he will be part of RNLI history.
In memory of a wonderful father and grandfather who spent most of years sailing. Never happier than “messing around on the water”. How thrilled and proud you’d be to have your name on the bow of a Lifeboat. May all who sail in her and are rescued by her be in safe hands. Carry on boating Dad x
Michael was a rowing coach who loved being on the water. In February 2015, whilst preparing to coach a crew at Putney, his launch capsized. Chiswick RNLI assisted for many hours in the search for him, but sadly Michael was not found until 5 weeks later. Michael was a fun loving family man whose smile could light up a room. We’re proud that this lifeboat carries his name, and that Michael will continue to ‘live on’.
Love you always xx
Nevil would have loved to know that his name is one of many on this lifeboat as his son Paul is part of the crew at bembridge Isle of Wight .Nevil was in the navy and after coming out he had worked with boats most of his life he worked at Groves And Gutteridge boat yard cowes iow for many years he will be love riding the waves again
In loving memory of my dad, William E Whittle born in Surry May 1905, He joined the Merchant Navy at the age of 14 and spent most of his life at sea. He die tragically on 7th Aug 1956 due to an accident aboard the S S Carthew which was docked in Barry S Glam. I was 6 at the time I still have memories of him leaving a present beside my bed when he returned home, Standing on his feet and dancing around the room, and the promise he made to take me dancing on my 18th Birthday. Sadly never to be.
This dedication remembers a true gentleman that we had the luck to have as our Dad. He would tell us of his time serving in the Navy during the war, he served on Minesweepers and spoke often and with happy memories of his time up in Scotland especially at Scapa Flow. When he would speak of his passing he requested a donation to be made to The Mumbles Lifeboat which is local to us. He would have been thrilled to know his name was on a lifeboat that would serve in Scottish waters. Thank You.
Mike left us sadley on 16th July 2019, his love and passion was the Royal Navy and being out at sea.
On November 10th his ashes were scattered onboard the RNLI of Hartlepool out at sea as a special request by our mum.
It was an amazing but sad experience to say the least but what Mike would have wanted.
Now his name is high up there on the new Shannon sailing around and doing what he loved best.
Enjoy every minute of your new journey Mike as you will never be forgotten Xxxxx
Alison was a loving mum, devoted Grandma and very dear friend.
She grew up close to the sea in Dorset and studied in Swanage. It was her dream to return to the coast and live with a sea view.
Her dream is completed.
In loving memory of a wonderful Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew, Cousin and a best friend to all his Carers.
Words can not express how much you are missed. Gone but never forgotten and always in our hearts and memories we will treasure forever. So proud that your name will live on, out there saving lives. Fair winds and calm seas x
Our Mum died on the 26th march 2018 and she was 31 years old and we were 8 and 6. We miss her every day. We know she is our guardian angel and now she is one of the many guardians on this boat keeping people safe at sea.
My Dad knew the Solent like the back of his hand sailing his own boats and as Skipper of the University of Portsmouth’s boat “Thrift”. So here you are Dad, sailing once more. We love and miss you.xxxxxxx
Dad loved living by the sea, we have many happy memories of time spent on the beach as a family. He was a supporter of Skegness RNLI so I know he would be proud of this dedication. Forever loved & deeply missed. God bless.
And now , at last we have something truly meaningful to connect us and remember you by .
For the most patient, kind, giving, intelligent and compassionate dad .
You inspire me every day . Please never stop guiding people by the light x x x
Brigg Lancaster died on the Isle of Eigg on 26/1/2003 age 31 leaving a widow and young daughter. The RNLI took him back to the mainland at Mallaig after he was declared deceased. Rest in peace kidder, your daughter is age 18 in 2020 and a credit you and her mum. Thank you RNLI as an ex active coastguard volunteer at Seahouses I understand the commitment and dedication required in such difficult circumstances.
Miss my smiling man so much. He was a golf pro & a great supporter of the Appledore Lifeboat & along with his Dad (who ran a pub in Northam) organised golf charity matches at Westwood Ho in aid of the RNLI.
To a greatly loved Grampa who came from Whitstable and would most likely joined the RNLI as a Crew Member if he had not needed to come to London for work - to join the London Fire Brigade and eventually to be in charge of fighting the Dock fires during WW2.
Mum loved being by the sea, she spent the last years of her life in Hastings and loved walking and playing bingo on the pier. We sailed to Singapore in the early fifties and she loved every minute of her cruise as she called it. She never learnt to swim so it will be great to think of her riding the waves. She was in awe of the RNLI and I know she would be proud of this dedication. Missed every day Mum.
Ours was not a dramatic rescue by any stretch but could've been as we were caught up in a sudden offshore wind and outgoing tide on a brand new rib off Llgwy Bay in Anglesey. As the Irish sea beckoned and no amount of power was returning us to shore, I signalled my distress to fishermen on the nearby cliffs and a launch came from Moelfre to get us back to shore. Steven was an adventurer, life cut short by a heart condition at 38 but he lived, truly lived before that.
My nan, was always helping someone else. She was forever fundraising, for special equipment for my sister, to the hospital MRI scanner appeal, organising dances at the local village hall, or organising a sponsored walk with the participants carrying bags of cement on their shoulders. She never put herself first and would instantly want to help where needed, proving what a wonderful woman she was. My nan Jean is my inspiration, and I can only hope to be even half the woman she was. xxx
Decicated to my lovely Dad who passed away 30th January 2015 , a fews weeks after being presented with his Ushakov medal for his bravery in Arctic convoys . So proud of him . This is a lovely way of keeping his memory .
Steve passed from this world in September 2014. He was very interested and dearly admired what the RNLI do for people in danger at sea. They are so brave, fearless and the unsung heroes of out time. So in memory of my deeply loved husband and father of my children, I wish to make this dedication.
John, I'm proud to honour your much to timely death with your name inscribed on a boat you loved, served and dedicated 10yrs of service to. With great pride you risked your life for others. It was fitting that we spread your ashes in the sea off Baltimore, the place you called home and more fitting that now you'll be carried amounst brave men forever on the hull of an RNLI lifeboat. We will remember you forever with love as you showed each and every person you met. Love you, your favourite sis!
In loving memory of Merchant Navy "Vindi Boy" sent straight from Training School at age of 16 to Southampton docks to board RMS Andes on her West Indies cruise January 1966.
Four hours after leaving Tenerife, the first port of call, he was reported missing after being sent to carry out a daily chore, thereafter vanished without trace.
Lost but never forgotten.
You left us too early at the age of 41yrs in October 2018 Your name will be on the boat as you always help people who needed help So it's fitting that you will be there when others are needing help Love always
From May to September
Treasure every moment,
Daft or dull or brief.
Value every second,
Diving through the deep.
Love will last forever,
Like the ocean blue.
I loved every moment,
I always will miss you.
Sail into the sunset,
Or into midnight blue.
Fly into the sunrise,
Dream of love so true.
Cherished beloved always,
Always, always, you.
Dad, I miss you darling, Dad.
I'll always miss you too.
This photo was taken 6 weeks before he sadly died. He loved the RNLI and visiting the lifeboat station at Tenby. He is very sadly missed and loved, and putting his name on Launch a Memory was the perfect memorial to him
Kathleen was my dearest sister who had the kindest heart. She never lived by the sea but always supported the RNLI. I do too as my grandson and his girlfriend are volunteers. A fitting tribute to a special lady.
In memory of my much loved brother who died too young , in 2019, after enduring a long and difficult treatment path, borne with humour, bravery and resilience. He will never be forgotten by all who knew him.
My husband, Graeme and Roz's father would be so proud to be part of this dedication.
He fully supported RNLI all of his life, and totally respected the crews and all who volunteered as part of this organisation. This is dedicated with our heartfelt love for him and all of you who do this amazing work.
My darling, you left us way too soon. I'll be forever grateful to have spent 18 years with you. We did so much together, but had so much more to do, so many more special memories to make. I will love you ALWAYS.xxxxx
This is a photo of our very special memory bear for our son Billy. Billy comes with every time we go to see the lifeboats in Barmouth.
Billy bear is quiet a celebrity at the station and has posed for many photos there.
Our love for our son will never change and each time we visit Barmouth station we smile at all the lovely memories of family time spent there. Love to you all, stay safe always xx
Husband, brother, father, grandad (since passing great grandad). Loved and missed by all, taken far too soon, unexpectedly diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in Apr’19, passing away May’19. In his younger years, he was a sailing instructor, built his own boat (kept in Dover harbour). In the 80s/90s he would sail his Topper with family along Herne Bay. He would eagerly visit any RNLI station and chat to the volunteers, he himself being a volunteer at Herne Windmill until his sudden decline XxX
My husband Clive discovered his love for the sea when he moved to Fleetwood when he was 11. He served in the RN based in Scotland and throughout his adult life he held the RNLI in the highest esteem. He would be so proud to know will be at sea again if only in name.
Dad supported the RNLI throughout his adult life and
we had some lovely days at The Historic Dockyard Chatham over his last few years as well as the childhood memories made on holidays. I made a promise to support dads favoured charities yearly after he passed and this was the perfect way to remember him. He’d absolutely love this so thank you for the opportunity.
You will always be loved and missed dad but enjoy those trips on the seas xxx
Roy was a dedicated supporter of the RNLI, he sadly died in 2018 but would be very proud that his name is included. His wife, children and grandchildren are now proud to be avid supporters of this incredible organisation. Thank you all.
My parents lived in Wick a town with a great fishing tradition. As such the lifeboat was a huge part of the community. My parents were lifelong supporters of the lifeboat. Several days after my mums death my dad moved into a care home near to me in Invergordon. His room overlooked the firth where he took a keen interest in the passing boats. Dad passed away in his room following a short illness. It seemed fitting to have my parents name on our new boat. Much loved and never forgotten. Xxx