Junior Wardens in visit to Lifeboat

The junior wardens recently visited the Fraserburgh lifeboat station.
The junior wardens recently visited the Fraserburgh lifeboat station.

Fraserburgh’s new junior wardens were given a tour of the town’s lifeboat station by coxswain Victor Sutherland and his volunteer crew.

The junior wardens, who are volunteers from primary seven clases in the area, were taken to the station by wardens Sandy Hewett, Malcolm Hogg and Cathie Ramsey.

Giving them a sense of community pride, and to introduce them to the role the Royal National Lifeboat Institution plays the emergency services, the coxswain guided the pupils through the history of the charity.

He also explained how emergencies with handled, with the lifeboat launching within minutes of being paged with a minimum of five crew onboard.

The equipment used was also shown and explained to the station’s visitors before crew members Jason Flett, Gipper Ainslie and Stuart Ross showed them where the XP boat was housed and where each crew member sat on the lifeboat itself.

At the end of the afternoon, the junior wardens showed their appreciation of a memorable visit by presenting the Fraserburgh lifeboat’s mechanic, Gipper Ainslie, with a donation for the RNLI.

To date, the RNLI have saved more than 140,000 lives. More information on the charity can be found by visiting their website at www.rnli.org.