HM Coastguard

  • Full steam ahead for SAR crews

    Full steam ahead for SAR crews

    2nd June 2022

    For the first time in over two years, the crews of both Swanage lifeboats and the HM Coastguard helicopter have been able to train together without Covid restrictions, reports Mark Blanchard. The pandemic made it extremely challenging to keep RNLI…

  • HM Coastguard celebrates 200 years

    HM Coastguard celebrates 200 years

    25th January 2022

    From its beginnings with coastal lookouts to today’s high-tech national network of co-ordination centres, HM Coastguard is celebrating 200 years of saving lives around the UK. HM Coastguard was formally brought into existence in January 1822, when three services –…

  • Eyes in the sky

    Eyes in the sky

    27th February 2020

    In a big hangar at Doncaster Sheffield Airport sit two red and white twin-engined aeroplanes in HM Coastguard livery. John Worrall reports In fact, there are four aeroplanes – along with a red and white Boeing 727 marked ‘Oil Spill…


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