Sir William Hillary: One man's lifesaving vision Read more
4 January 2017
Sir William Hillary: One man's lifesaving vision
Having witnessed firsthand how dangerous the water around our coasts can be, one man set out to save lives at sea.

By Rory Stamp
Born at sea: The babies who arrive
on lifeboats Read more
30 December 2016
Born at sea: The babies who arrive on lifeboats
The RNLI Oban rescue vessel isn’t only for saving lives. For some families, it’s where a new life begins. 

By Laura Rainbow
Northern exposure: Saving lives in the wilds of Shetland Read more
16 December 2016
Northern exposure: Saving lives in the wilds of Shetland
What’s it like to volunteer at our most northerly station, Aith, on the Shetland Islands? On 20 June, Photographer Jack Lowe of the Lifeboat Station Project made the most of the midsummer light, while the crew spoke about life at 60° north.

By Mairéad Dwane
The legacy of the
Aldeburgh acorns: How one lifeboatman's superstition lives on Read more
7 December 2016
The legacy of the Aldeburgh acorns: How one lifeboatman's superstition lives on
Legend has it that carrying acorns will bring you good luck and longevity. Nowhere has belief in this superstition been so strong than at Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station. Because for one Aldeburgh lifeboatman, the legend came true. 

By Vicki Lovegrove-Fray
Saving the Nafsiporos:
50 years on from one of the most epic rescues in RNLI history Read more
1 December 2016
Saving the Nafsiporos: 50 years on from one of the most epic rescues in RNLI history
Drifting in a raging storm in the middle of the Irish Sea, the crew of the stricken Greek freighter, Nafsiporos, feared they’d never see their families again. Now 50 years on, one of the sailors thanks the lifeboat crews who saved his life.

By Vicki Lovegrove-Fray
From lifeboats to
LEGO: 14 ways to keep up to date with all things RNLI Read more
18 November 2016
From lifeboats to LEGO: 14 ways to keep up to date with all things RNLI
Can’t get enough of all things RNLI? Do you have an unsatisfied craving for more photos of lifeboats, crew and rescues? Or maybe you’re keen to see some sides of the RNLI that don’t get as much publicity? Look no further.

By Jack Barclay
Get winter weather wise: 12 simple safety tips for cold days at the coast Read more
14 November 2016
Get winter weather wise: 12 simple safety tips for cold days at the coast
We do like to be beside the seaside and the rugged beauty of our coasts can be even more spectacular through the winter months. While stormy seas and big waves are breathtaking, we want to make sure you stay safe while you're enjoying them.

By Anna Burn
Dunkirk: How the RNLI took part in one of the biggest rescues of World War Two Read more
10 November 2016
Dunkirk: How the RNLI took part in one of the biggest rescues of World War Two
76 years ago the British Navy attempted an audacious wartime operation. It would change the course of the Second World War - and challenge our lifeboats to tackle a very different kind of rescue.

By Robin Westcott
The Salcombe lifeboat disaster: A tale of incredible bravery, and unimaginable loss Read more
26 October 2016
The Salcombe lifeboat disaster: A tale of incredible bravery, and unimaginable loss
Friday 27 October 1916 starts with a rescue and ends in tragedy - one of the worst in RNLI history. It is a story of courage, sacrifice and loss. 100 years on, a lifeboat town remembers the crew who never came home.

By Robin Westcott
Potted crab, spicy fish stew, creamy mussels: Clodagh McKenna's favourite Fish Supper recipes Read more
5 October 2016
Potted crab, spicy fish stew, creamy mussels: Clodagh McKenna's favourite Fish Supper recipes
TV Chef Clodagh McKenna has got behind the RNLI’s Fish Supper event by cooking up a tasty seafood dinner for the volunteer lifeboat crew at Howth.

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