Peter Penycate, M6PAP and member of the Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society, took part in SOS Radio Week 2012 and raised £70 which was presented to George Woodland (a former Deputy Coxwain) of the Selsey RNLI Lifeboat Station.
The presentation was to be made to the current Coxwain, Martin Rudock, but the stations big Tyne Class Lifeboat, Voluntary Worker, was fittingly out on the station’s first shout of the year attending a disabled fishing boat.
This was a great solo effort by Peter, who managed contacts the length and breadth of England, and the continued support of his local lifeboat is very much appreciated by all the crew and volunteers.
In addition to the all-weather lifeboat, Selsey also operates a D Class inshore lifeboat, Betty & Thomas Moore, which can be seen in the picture being Peter and George.
The Tyne towed the fishing vessel it was attending during the presentation back to Chichester Harbour where repairs were made and the vessel continued under its own power. Another successful disaster adverted due to the selfless and voluntary acts that is typical of all RNLI crews around the coasts of the England, Wales, Scotland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Ireland.