The RNLI saves lives at sea.

Doug Pepin

Also known as: Pappie, Dougie.

Uncle Doug was a wonderful man, kind and generous to all who knew him, he passed away last Monday night 17th August.
A veteran of World war two, he later worked in british steel in Corby.

below is a Poem for him about the RNLI of which he was most passionate about.

In years gone by when you were in trouble at sea,

Strong men, in boats with oars would pull towards thee,

Risking everything they were, selfless in their task,

They gave all and battled, nothing in return they would ask.

These brave souls of 1824, pioneers in rescue at sea,

Became the RNLI in this green and pleasant country,

Smashing through troughs and walls of wave,

The ultimate sacrifice, many gave.

All over our estuaries, rivers and coast,

We now have stations, we can boast,

Of dedicated men, ready to sail,

When the call comes in, they don’t want to fail.

In all sorts of craft, they set forth, giving no quarter,

Crashing down into the worst foaming boiling water,

Many a person gives thanks to the RNLI,

When in distress, and they spot them with a grateful sigh.

Just where would we be without them to act,

137,000 people would not have made it back,

So how can we help, and show we care,

Give a little donation, as much as you can spare.

In Honour of Uncle Doug, A life time supporter of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute.

Added by: Chris Duncan on 26 August 2009.

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