Monday, 11 December 2006

Duty Helmsman

Each Monday morning at 10am, Dave, our mechanic, sends out a routine pager message to all the crew giving an update on the week ahead. In time one learns the subtle difference between the tone of this and a launch request and so avoid behaving like a headless chicken every Monday morning at 10.

Typically the message will let the crew know who will be that weeks duty ILB helmsman and when the next exercise will be. Kev Dimarco has the honour of duty helm this week and will run the next exercise on Sunday 17th at 10am. Kev is one of our most experienced ILB crew and by day fits TV aerials around the town. One of the truly committed.


Anonymous said...

Is it me, John, or Kev has a Hugh Grant smirk?

lifeboatjohn said...

He will be charmed by your comment, however, it it ridiculously flattering in reality!

Bertie.. said...

We have a similar monday morning ritual with our fire alarm test. If the building burns down at 9am monday morning we're all doomed.. I must remember not to get in to trouble in Swanage Bay at 10am monday mornings! ;-)