NEW!!! Dungeness lifeboat RNLB Charles Cooper Henderson was one of the 'Little Ships' that served in the 1940 wartime evacuation of Dunkirk (Code-named 'Operation Dynamo').
Click here to read a recently-found document which provides the coxswain's harrowing first hand account of how the Charles Cooper Henderson and her brave crew were responsible for rescuing an estimated 2000-plus troops from Dunkirk Harbour and beach and ferried them out to the larger ships waiting to receive and repatriate them to England.
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Latest Lifeboat Shout
Sunday 31 August at 16.10 hours tasked to 5 metre RIB with mechenical breakdown, one person on board, 16 miles E.S.E. of Dungeness. Casualty towed ashore.
Dungeness RNLI lifeboat Open Day - Sunday 3rd August 2014
The total raised at the end of the day was £4,523.70p - an amazing total and thanks go to all our volunteers and supporters who helped us to achieve this staggering amount of money to help the RNLI to continue to save lives at sea.
Dungeness Lifeboat Station in Kent guards the Channel from Folkestone to Rye Bay and today operates a Shannon class lifeboat, "The Morrell" paid for by an extraordinarily generous legacy gift from Mrs Barbara Morrell. She left the RNLI a legacy worth over £6 million, requesting that it be left to fund a lifeboat for Kent, as she came from Bromley in Kent.