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Four RNLI Cromer crew members pass important plans

Four crew members at RNLI Cromer have passed important tests, which enable them to be fully operational members of crew.

From left to right, Reis Khalil, Kevin Johnson, Mark Southgate, Vernon Hoare

Three crew – Reis Khalil, Kevin Johnson and Mark Southgate are now fully trained as operational members of the inshore lifeboat – ‘George and Muriel’, whilst Vernon Hoare will be a mechanic on the all weather lifeboat ‘Lester’.

Richard Leeds, Lifeboat Operations Manager for Cromer’s RNLI Lifeboat, says: ‘We are very proud of these crew who have worked hard and with a lot of dedication to pass these requirements to become fully trained boat crew’.

Photo credit: Paul Russell


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In Cromer there are two boathouses, one for the All-Weather Lifeboat "Lester" on the pier and the other for the Inshore Lifeboat on the east promenade. This boathouse was originally built in 1902 for the then rowing and sailing lifeboat Louisa Heartwell. Also on the east promenade you'll find the Henry Blogg Lifeboat Museum. The whole town is proud of the man referred to as 'the greatest of the lifeboatmen', who gained national fame in the first half of the 20th century when navigation around the Norfolk coastline was particularly hazardous in easterly gales.