At the Rhyl Air Show July 2012 Fuji HS20
The Westland WS-61 Sea King helicopter is a British licence-built version of the American Sikorsky S-61 helicopter which first flew during 1969.
This one is operated by RAF Search & Rescue and is the type of helicopter that Prince William flies.
The All-Weather Mersey Class lifeboat ‘Lil Cunningham’ has been based at the boathouse on Lower East Parade, Rhyl since 1992. The RNLI is the charity running the lifeboat service and it relies wholly on public donations in order to provide a 24-7 lifeboat search and rescue service.
The D class lifeboat first introduced into the RNLI fleet in 1963, was designed to be launched quickly and easily so that it could provide a rapid response to a distress call with high-speed transit to the casualty. It is a fully inflatable craft built of a polyester material coated with ‘hypalon’– which is impact and abrasion resistant. The hull is divided into seven compartments so that, should one become punctured, the lifeboat will remain serviceable.
Godfrey and Desmond Nall, two kind-hearted Birmingham brothers had this lifeboat (D632) named in their honour after making a £15,000 donation to the RNLI charity.
Photo taken with Fuji HS20 at Rhyl Air show 21-07 2012
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