Granted To Adopt 44.006
The Axis Historical Society is proud to announce that we have been granted formal permission to adopt, Ulladulla Lifeboat, 44.006 P&O NedLloyd Strathalan (pictured above), now in service with the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol, New South Wales, Australia, as our own. This boat was formerly named 'Arthur & Blanche Harris', and saw service with the RNLI at Barry. The reply to our e-mail request to adopt 44.006 read as follows........
|"Re: your e mail, 2nd
It has generated great interest in the Ulladulla Division.
It was fully discussed at our May Mess Meeting and a result
our Division would be pleased to have your committee adopt 44.006. Our Operations Officer,
Neil Atkins will be visiting the U.K. in July and August this year and it is his intention
to visit Barry at that time. He will make contact with you and give you an update on the
activities of 44.006"
|Since receiving the above email, Neil Atkins (Operations Officer for the Ulladulla Division) visited Barry on July 10th 2002, meeting Martin (Axis Chairman) and Betty (Axis Secretary). On that occasion Neil presented Axis with a framed picture of 44.006. (see above photograph).|
(left), Operations Officer, RVCP Ulladulla Division with Ted Powell (right), Secretary of
the Barry Lifeboat, take part in a photo call arranged by Axis.
Axis presented a book to Neil, on the history of Barry Lifeboats and
other related images which may be of interest to the members of the Ulladulla Division
when Neil returns to New South Wales.
|Reply to Commander Wark.
The Axis Historical Society, thanks Commander, Neil Wark, and all the members of the Ulladulla Division, Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol, Australia, for allowing the Axis Historical Society the honour of adopting 44.006.
We can assure you that members of our society are now
actively, working on ideas that will serve to strengthen the bond between our two
organisations, as they both move into the 21st Century.
|See the Story of 44-006 HERE