An appeal for information: are there any other surviving airborne lifeboat mark IIs?

Nina Plumbe has written to appeal for information about any mark II airborne lifeboats that may be in existence. If you have any information, please write to me at gmatkin@gmail.com and I’ll pass the message on. Here’s what she says: ‘We are about to start a huge restore on an airborne lifeboat mark II, which … Continue reading “An appeal for information: are there any other surviving airborne lifeboat mark IIs?”

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Airborne lifeboat for sale on eBay

If you fancy owning this piece of history you’d better move quickly – the bidding on eBay is under way. PS – It went for just over £500.

An airborne lifeboat on the Isle of Man

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Martin Birchenough’s Mk 1 airborne lifeboat I’ve posted about Uffa Fox’s fascinating airborne lifeboats several times now (see post 1, post 2, post 3, post 4, post 5). They had an amazing story in saving downed airmen’s lives during World War II, and after the war their lovely lines enabled them to be … Continue reading “An airborne lifeboat on the Isle of Man”