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  1. #1
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    Default Cost of Air/Sea Rescue

    RNLI invoiced for damage to "boat" of rescued person.
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...er-sea-rescue/

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    Default Re: Cost of Air/Sea Rescue

    Quote Originally Posted by earlybird View Post
    RNLI invoiced for damage to "boat" of rescued person.
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...er-sea-rescue/
    Didn't one of the astronauts try and claim a travel allowance for a trip to the moon, only to for NASA to come back with a bill for transport costs. I think they decided to call it quits.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Cost of Air/Sea Rescue

    Quote Originally Posted by earlybird View Post
    RNLI invoiced for damage to "boat" of rescued person.
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...er-sea-rescue/
    This story is years old, and the version I heard originally came from a Royal Navy Sea King pilot.
    It was recently retold by an RNLI fundraiser, which is why the press have now picked it up again, and attributed it to the RNLI.

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    Default Re: Cost of Air/Sea Rescue

    I believe its now "The silly season" real new thin on the ground so they trawl for stories

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    Default Re: Cost of Air/Sea Rescue

    "Page not found"
    Has the Telegraph taken it down?

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    Default Re: Cost of Air/Sea Rescue

    Quote Originally Posted by Biggles Wader View Post
    "Page not found"
    Has the Telegraph taken it down?
    This link works, the story is from the 80's. nice one :

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-new...ill-7-18924931

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    Default Re: Cost of Air/Sea Rescue

    Urban myth/total rubbish/full of factual errors

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    Default Re: Cost of Air/Sea Rescue

    In my youth, I worked for ITT - a truely wonderful employer... Even I was somewhat surprised to find out that " In the 1960s, ITT Corporation won $27 million in compensation for damage inflicted on its share of the Focke-Wulf plant by Allied bombing during World War II.[11] " (Wikipedia)

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    Default Re: Cost of Air/Sea Rescue

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterBoater View Post
    Urban myth/total rubbish/full of factual errors
    No, not a myth - I know the crew from that day, including the winch man who stabbed the lilo. The letter from the CO was on the wall at Culdrose for many years.

    It's the modernisation of the story that is wrong, not the events.
    Western Solent's Lifeboat -.http://solent-rescue.org.uk/

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