14 May 2011

Rocket Life Saving Apparatus

This picture is of a long service medal awarded to  my Grandfather, William Lucock, who served as a volunteer for the Rocket Life Saving Apparatus. The reverse of the medal is the Head of George VI.

My Grandfather lived at Veronica Cottage, Shingle Street, on the Suffolk coast. I remember my Mother taking me to stay with him when I was very young, and he was very old, and not so tolerant of little children! There is a painting in oils of William Lucock by Emily Green, FRSA.

The link in the title takes you to a useful explanation of how the Rocket Life Saving Apparatus worked.

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