Wednesday, April 19, 2017

ST HELIER LIFEBOAT STATION - A BAND OF BROTHERS




THE ST HELIER LIFE BOAT 








THE  JERSEY LIFEBOAT CREW


A BAND OF BROTHERS


ALL 25 RESIGNED IN PROTEST DUE TO THE REMOVAL OF THEIR COXSWAIN ANDY HIBBS


IT WARMS YOUR HEART TO SEE SUCH LOYALTY 


A  lot has been written over these past couple of weeks about the goings on with the RNLI and the Jersey Lifeboat Crew. The Removal of Coxswain Andy Hibbs was the catalyst for one of the greatest acts of loyalty shown in Jersey for a very long time. 

A BAND OF BROTHERS

I don't want to go into the politics behind the removal of Andy Hibbs as I don't know what it's all about. What I do want to say is how very proud I am of all the volunteers of the St Helier Lifeboat Station. What a show of loyalty to their Coxswain. When they get a shout out they go. No matter what the seas are like they go. No hesitation. They go as a team, they go as a unit and most importantly they go as brothers. The ones on the boat supported by those in the station. They have to have total faith and trust in their Coxswain. They entrust their lives with this individual so that they can save lives. The Coxswain is a man of knowledge. A knowledge that goes beyond Charts and Maps. A man who knows the seas and rocks around Jersey like no other.  I'm proud that you all walked out. I salute you for doing so. Don't let anyone break the spirit you have shown. 

Together you will conquer - divided you will fail. 

Don't let our politicians or anyone else break you. 


BAND OF BROTHERS


SO PROUD AS ALWAYS OF THE ST HELIER LIFEBOAT STATION 


Rico Sorda

6 comments:

Gillian Gracia said...

Nothing that can be added to your sentiments Rico which come from the heart.

How refreshing to see this truly 'moral' togetherness, which is somewhat a rarity these days.

Neither broken or unbowed. Full credit to you all.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely I cannot agree more
But why is the RNLI sacraficing 25 men
over a breach of protocol?
They re posted there code of conduct on there website last year ,April
What went wrong, 25 years of service and all of a sudden Mr Hibbs is being bullied?
Doesn't add up and every one that is protesting doesn't know why he was asked to leave and subsequently sacked because he wouldn't stand down.
it will all come out in the wash eventually ime sure.


Anonymous said...

Great JEP articles lately.
Shame they can't bring the Pitmans' money back though!

TROJAN HORSE said...

I do hope too that they stick together and do not go back until Andy is re-instated.
It does look like the Harbours have brought this about over greed of money.
As stated "Divided we fall United we stand"
I thought that we the public paid for our lifeboat. If so tell the RNLI to go and take a walk.

Anonymous said...

What solidarity? The St. Catherine's bunch have turned their back on the St Helier crowd and remain in post and worse still remain SILENT. Back in the day of the coal strikes the St. Catherine lot would have been labelled "scabs".

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

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