Unfortunately our shop is not big enough to accommodate customers safely due to the pandemic and so it is with reluctance we have to remain closed, as your safety is the RNLI's priority!
If you would like to support the RNLI especially with the sale of Christmas cards, calendars and gifts at this time of the year, then please go to the RNLI online shop and take a look at their massive selection at:- shop.RNLI.org (free UK deliveries with any order over £50)
Dungeness Lifeboat Station and Crew 2020
We never thought we'd have the year that we have just been through -
Dungeness, its Volunteers, never faltered and stayed true.
The Coastguard Calls, the pagers set, adrenaline is flowing.
The Crews turn up, boat goes afloat, professionalism is showing.
Wet kit, alarms, re-tasking, it's all part of the Shout.
So many things to test us but it won't stop us going out!
Kentucky down at Dover, boat with an airlock in its tank.
Out time and again to rescue folk, who without us would have sank.
This year we've not been together, no shop, no Summer Fair,
not even a BBQ.
It makes no difference, we are a TEAM, at Dungeness -
we are ALL ONE CREW...!
Poem by Vicky Morgan, our Lifeboat Visits Officer
KFC at Dover
KFC.... the boys got hungry, ordered food,
had it delivered to the Harbour office and then a lovely lady from there brought it to the boat
Crew member Anthony Hills standing on Dover quayside holding bags of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) meals
Would you be interested in joining our volunteer crew at Dungeness RNLI?
We are looking for people who live preferably within 3 miles of our station and must have good availability. Full RNLI training will be given!
If you are interested and want to know more then please telephone our boathouse on 01797 320317 and speak to our LOM (Lifeboat Operations Manager) Roger or to our Coxswain Stuart.
The station has a rich history, in 1940, the Dungeness lifeboat was one of 19 that took part in the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk in northern France. Through the 1950s the station was famous for its Lady Launchers - local women who helped haul the lifeboat down to the sea, and recover her.