RNLI in appeal for missing gold medal awarded to Penlee coxswain

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  1. Tiny Turnip
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    http://rnli.org/NewsCentre/Pages/RN...ng-gold-medal-awarded-to-Penlee-coxswain.aspx

    From the linked article:

    'The only RNLI Gold Medal ever to be awarded posthumously.The gold gallantry medal, which is the highest award for bravery issued by the RNLI, is one of the most precious artefacts in the RNLI’s heritage collection. It was recently found to be missing from a secure heritage store at the charity’s head office in Poole. Despite an extensive search the medal has not been found and Police have been notified of a suspected theft.

    The gold medal was awarded posthumously to William Trevelyan Richards, Coxswain of the Penlee Lifeboat the Solomon Browne, which sank after going to the aid of the coaster Union Star on the night of 19 December 1981. All eight volunteer crew members were lost in the disaster, and the whole crew were awarded gallantry medals by the RNLI in recognition of their selfless bravery and sacrifice.'



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  2. upchurchmr
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    Sorry, what does RNLI stand for?
     
  3. Tiny Turnip
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    Its the Royal National Lifeboat Institution - a charity which is the main provider of marine rescue in the UK.
     

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    And the Channel Islands, The Isle of Man and the Whole of Ireland ( one of the few institutions that survived the division.).
     
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