Appledore lifeboat station in mourning
THE flag at Appledore lifeboat station is at half mast in mourning for Evelyn Paley, the benefactor of its B Class Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat the Douglas Paley. The vessel was donated to the RNLI in memory of Mrs Paley s late husband Air Commodore Dougl
THE flag at Appledore lifeboat station is at half mast in mourning for Evelyn Paley, the benefactor of its B Class Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat the Douglas Paley.
The vessel was donated to the RNLI in memory of Mrs Paley's late husband Air Commodore Douglas Charles Paley.
Air Commodore Paley MRCS, LRCP, FDS, a maxillofacial surgeon, had a great interest in boats of all types and was a keen sailor, with his crew respresenting his RAF hospital in yacht racing within the Solent and Kiel Canal.
Since donating the boat Evelyn had become a good friend, regular visitor and avid supporter of Appledore RNLI and she would be sadly missed, said station spokeswoman Nikki Tait.
You may also want to watch:
"She took the greatest pleasure in watching the Douglas Paley launch during her visits to the station and honoured us all by taking a prominent part in the film produced at Appledore by the RNLI to encourage people to think of the RNLI in their wills."
The Douglas Paley arrived on station at Appledore in December 1997 and has been launched for emergencies 375 times to date and been involved in rescuing 287 people from the estuary and surrounding coastline.
- 1 Some North Devon GP surgeries to provide Covid vaccine clinics
- 2 Covid vaccine: Roll out continues but is North Devon being left out?
- 3 Exmoor Ramble legacy for legendary fundraiser as he battles terminal cancer
- 4 Weather warning of snow and ice for Devon this weekend
- 5 Farmer gets suspended sentence for tractor crash
- 6 Plans to merge North Devon and Exeter health trusts move forward
- 7 Barnstaple man’s 5k-a-day challenge for children’s hospice
- 8 Devon's Tiki surf brand is up for sale
- 9 Three more Covid deaths at North Devon District Hospital but cases are falling
- 10 Barnstaple man attacked his wife and neighbour after Christmas drink