13th February 2019 11.30 am. "‘Saving Lives at sea. RNLI on the Thames" : Alan Ashby
The presentation will cover the RNLI as a whole though particular emphasis will be given to lifeboat services on the Thames and the sinking of Marchioness River Boat. As a matter of course, the talk will include rescues Alan Ashby was personally involved with.
Alan Ashby served in the Special Constabulary, Thames Division, for 13 years holding the equivalent rank to that of a Sergeant; it was in this capacity that he was Cox'n of a police launch. The RNLI is seen as an additional resource to the prevention of life from drowning, frequently working side-by-side with the river police.
11.30 am The Cutty Sark Pub just five minutes east of the Naval College,
4-6 Ballast Quay
£12 for the lecture or £10 for London Historians & Docklands History Group and past attendees plus the cost of the light lunch / bar snacks afterwards
Numbers are strictly limited so please book early.