In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The coxswain of the lifeboat said: ‘It started out as a basic tow job, but ended up as a full-scale rescue.’
- She eventually rose to coxswain in the Auxiliary and taught their coastal navigation courses.
- The senior coxswain was thrilled with the honour that commends his service to the Hampshire community.
- Former lifeboat coxswain Roland Stork was awarded the MBE for his services to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
- Lifeboat coxswain Gary Edwards praised the crew for their heroic work.
- Woodward, who retired as coxswain of Bembridge lifeboat in the summer, is also made an MBE.
- In the past, lifeboats largely depended on inshore fishermen to serve as coxswains and crew.
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