Richard Thurlow
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Richard Thurlow

Daytime Job: Director at Iceni Marine Services

Joined: Richard remembers celebrating his first rescue as a 15- year-old by tucking into a Kentucky Fried Chicken meal. Brought up around the lifeboat station he has been helping out as far back as he can remember. "My first rescue took eight hours. When we got back we had a Kentucky Fried Chicken, and it was probably the best one I have ever tasted."

Most rewarding part of volunteering/service: The most impressive rescue Richard can remember was a 40-hour operation to free the Kilgas Centurion. "She ran aground at Sea Palling. My brother was on his tugs and he came up from the Isle of Wight to help." Richard's younger brother Aaron is also a crew member and younger sister Heidi has shown some interest. 
Filling his father's shoes is not an aspiration of Richard's just yet. He said: "It is a big honour and takes a lot more knowledge than I have got."

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