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The Lizard Lifeboat and RNAS Culdrose Search and Rescue Training, 1961

PlaceThe Lizard Cornwall United Kingdom
KeywordsEmergency Services Lifeboat Lizard Search and Rescue Armed Forces Royal Navy RNAS Culdrose
CopyrightImage Courtesy of Helston Museum

The Lizard lifeboat, the Duke of York, with a Westland Dragonfly helicopter from RNAS Culdrose overhead. The Watson Class lifeboat was stationed at The Lizard between 1934 and 1961. The photograph was taken in 1961 during search and rescue training. A life raft is near to the lifeboat and the coastline of The Lizard can be seen in the distance.