Salvation Army men’s fellowship visit lifeboat

The party from the Salvation Army in Peterhead enjoyed a visit to the town's lifeboat station recently.
The party from the Salvation Army in Peterhead enjoyed a visit to the town's lifeboat station recently.

The Salvation Army men’s fellowship were the guests of the Peterhead lifeboat for their monthly meeting held on Thursday, September 28.

The evening started at the Salvation Army hall where the members met crew member James Whittam who gave a short description of the RNLI and how the boat is manned and supported, then it was off to the lifeboat boat house and training centre.

The guests were met by David Anderson who is the publicity officer for the Peterhead boat and he gave an enthusiastic description of the boat and crew and the operational duties of the boat.

Coxswains Peter Duncan, Andy Brown and James (standby engineer) took the party down to the boat and split the group into two parts, one part was shown the lower cabin and engine room and all the associate equipment in this sophisticated boat which is the most modern of any lifeboat in the world.

The other group were shown the wheelhouse and all the navigation equipment and modern monitoring systems which was mind boggling, the groups were then rotated.

After a question and answer session on board, which was very enlightening, it was back to the shed for videos of the boat in action again it revealed just what these young men are prepared to do to assist others not counting the danger just going and doing their job.

Major Bram Williams gave a short word of thanks for allowing members to see something of the life in the RNLI and closed the evening with a prayer of thanks for these brave young men and that they might be kept safe from all danger.

The next meeting is on Thursday, October 24.