R.N.L.I. To The Rescue?

I was watching “The Paper Review” on Sky news the other morning when a particular comment caught my attention.  A Mr Nichole was remarking upon the exploits of two imbeciles who glued together some plastic insulation then carved a boat shape and went to sea and sank.  Mr Nichole’s then said they were rescued by the R.N.L.I. for which they are paid to do.

No they are not Mr Nichole, that is completely untrue.  The R.N.L.I. is a charity manned by volunteers who as with a lot of other charitable helpers give their time freely. It is only by public donation that the R.N.L.I. and other organisations exist across the British Isles, the Republic of Ireland included.  The Government gives them nothing!

We sometimes forget the valuable work these brave – and believe me they are –  volunteers do for our society. We often take them for granted – our safety blanket if you like – but they are always they’re looking out for us, knights of the seas coming to our rescue in times of dire need.

Oh yes the political parties pay lip service to all the volunteers, but not money.  I have often wondered what sort of country Britain would be with out these people.

I have to say I enjoy most of the comments made on the Sky New Reviews it seems to bring an openness to some of the news papers, the people are not repeating parrot fashion what the editor wants them to say.   Well done Sky

©  Michael Douglas Bosc

 

 

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About michaeldouglasbosc

I am retired and live with my wife on a small olive finca in the middle of a forest in the mountains of Spain in Catalonya. I served 9years in the armed services, am an engineer and because of my love of navy sailing ships a naval historian of the 1700-1800's, plus the author of 10 books. When I retired I started writing adult books my first being A Soldiers Wind. Then came Stanley's story again adult books such was his life. Another book on life in the 1950's this very much an adult book. I have now returned to my love of the sea and my latest navy book 'A Plymouth Story' follows the life of Dr James Blackstock. But Clearing In The Forest is an historical fantasy set in the middle ages at the end of King Johns reign. All the books are published on Kindle and Create a Space in paperback. I have worked all my life and for relaxation I sailed a coastal yacht for many years, but deep inside me was a writer waiting to get out. So when I retired I started writing I find story telling both relaxing and - for me - a pleasure.
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