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vegaskip
08-26-2012, 11:05 AM
63' British Power Boats air sea rescue launch about to uplift a downed bomber crew from a channel Rescue Float. These Floats were anchored in the English Channel, by both sides in WW2, and contained bunks and supplies of food and water also an emegency radio transmitter.
The Boats were manned and operated by the Royal Air Force Marine Section.

Jim
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Aug-2012/223281-ASR_800.JPG

Yorky
08-26-2012, 12:05 PM
Tells a great story Jim. I hadn't heard of Rescue Floats before.

Doug

NeilF92
08-26-2012, 03:32 PM
Good work Jim,
I used to love listening to the big RAF Air Sea Rescue launches in Bridlington harbour when I was a kid . A lovely , deep , throaty burble.

birdhs
08-26-2012, 06:49 PM
Great painting, but even a more interesting story. I also had never heard of these. Thanx for sharing both.

Greg

vegaskip
08-27-2012, 08:52 AM
Thank you for your comments, more information here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottishmaritimemuseum/6302845670/

Jim

halthepainter
08-27-2012, 12:43 PM
Very nice Jim. I quite like it.

Aerobuby
08-27-2012, 05:58 PM
Buena acción en esta pintura. No sabía que se habían usado estas barcas de auxilio. Una brillante idea!!!
Carlos