128_1 RAF HSL (Whaleback) 128 on rescue accompanied by Shorts Sunderland
1264_1 Pinnace 1264 on cradle up slip - Stephen Bone, 1944
1515_2 Entering Drummore, Stranraer - Circa 1941
stornoway_1 Stornoway, the fish quay beyond - Stephen Bone, 1943
stranraer_1 RAF Marine Craft, Stranraer - Charles Ernest Cundall, 1944
2642_1 At speed. Artists impression from RAF Yearbook 1942 (Courtesy of Ronnie Hutton)
2520_1 This picture is courtesy of Graham Proctor. It is of a drawing done just after the war by his grandfather Ian Proctor.
2757_2 At speed. Copy of painting. (Courtesy of Steve Crossley)
2757_1 2757 Homeward Bound for Christmas - Reproduced by kind premission of the artist Dennis Pannett G of AV A
123_1 RAF HSL (Whaleback) 123 on Thames at London Bridge. - John Edgar Platt, 1942
d_day At 16.10hrs on June 5th 1944, HSL's of the RAF Air Sea Rescue Service cleared the entrance to Plymouth Sound and set course for (135) Rendezvous. Arrived R. P. off Alderney at 22.50hrs. Our Mission was to guide the Airborne Forces to their Landing Points in Normandy, St Mere Eglise etc. This was the begining of Operation Overlord. The first aircraft, with gliders and parachutists, passed over us and turned to commence landing at 00.05hrs on June 6th "D Day" From a painting by Alan R Bruce, Past President Air Sea Rescue & Marine Craft Sections Club, Royal Air Force
asr_1 Air Sea Rescue - Stephen Bone, 1943
safe_homecoming Safe Homecoming - Reproduced by kind premission of the artist Dennis Pannett G of AV A
2552_1 Painting by skipper of HSL 2552, R A Vickaby. A copy was given to each crew member, apparantly the skipper stopped the boat at sea and he got into a dinghy to take an initial pencil drawing. (Courtesy of Peter Randall, Son-in-law of John Thorpe who saw wartime service on HSL 2552)
2699_1 HSL 2699 Crest (Courtesy of William Shaw via his son Tommy Shaw)