Please be advised that Grand Draw Tickets for sale in 2014 will start from No. 2001 onwards,
tickets numbered 0001 to 2000 have been lost in the post and are not for sale for RNLI Dungeness
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.
Next Lifeboat Exercises
Sunday 3 August at 14.30 hours - Open/Fete Day Subject to operational requirements
Live weather form the Varne Boat & Social Club - click here
Latest Lifeboat Shout
Saturday 26 July while on exerise and making a courtesy visit to the Folkestone Trawler Race our lifeboat was tasked to two different incidents. Both casualties were towed to safety.
Read the news release - click here
Three station volunteers from Dungeness RNLI lifeboat receive awards
Hearty congratulations and thanks go to the Chairman of our Fundraising Committee, Nigel Packer and his wife Wendy, Treasurer of our Fundraising Committee on receiving their SILVER badges and also to our Second Coxswain/ Mechanic Roger Gillett on receiving his BRONZE badge at the RNLI Awards Ceremony in the Hurlington Club, London on Monday 7 July, 2014. The presentation was made by the new Chairman of the RNLI, Charles Hunter-Pease OBE. The photograph shows from left to right:
Roger Gillett, Nigel Packer, Wendy Packer and Charles Hunter-Pease OBE
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.