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St Davids RNLI Lifeboat

Hearing the maroons go off puts everyone in St Davids on their guard. Not least to keep out of the way as the crew head for St Justinian's. Everyone knows someone on the lifeboat and we all wait to hear that the boat is safely home.

1869 - The first lifeboat, Augusta, given by the Earl of Dartmouth

1910 - The Gem went to a rescue but sadly 3 lifeboat men drowned

1911 - Current boathouse and slipway built for the arrival of the station's first motor lifeboat

1955 - 35 men rescued from the oil tanker World Concord

1956 - 8 crew from the French trawler Notre Dame de Fatima rescued, crew member Ieuan Bateman lost overboard

1998 - The Garside arrives (launched 329 times, saved 79 lives and rescued 339 people)

1998 - All-weather lifeboat supplemented by a D-class inshore lifeboat

2008 - The present inshore lifeboat is the Myrtle and Trevor Gurr, which arrived at station

2013 - Tamar-class lifeboat Norah Wortley entered service

2013 - The RNLB Norah Wortley will be kept on a mooring until a new boathouse is built.

2014 - Plans for a new boathouse are being drawn up when will it be built?

 

Am y ddinas Tyddewi

Bydd y ddinas Tyddewi yn sefyll ar y man pellach a mwyaf dwyreinol ar arfordir de Cymru. Fe gafod y statws dinas gan y frenhines Elizabeth II oblegid phresenoldeb yr eglwys gadeiriol, ond - yn wir- dim ond pentref bach bychan yw Tyddewi. Yn sefyll tu fewn y parc arfordir genedlaethol sir benfro, gyda golygfeydd rhyfeddol o'i amgylch, bydd Tyddewi yn enwog am ei harddwch a digonnedd ei bywyd gwyllt.

Mae Traeth Mawr, un o draethau prydferthaf yr ardal, yng nghludo'r wobr amlwg y Baner Glas Ewrop.

Mae Eglwys Gadeiriol Tyddewi wedi bod ym mhresenoldeb arbennig ers y 12ed ganrif, ac yr oedd yn nodd boblogaidd, bererindod trwy'r canol rhifau ac mae e byth heddiw yn tynnu filoedd o ymwelwyr bob blwyddyn. Cyfagos i'r eglwys gadeiriol mae distryw gwych canoloesol y llys yr esgob yn sefyll.

Mae gan dinas Tyddewi nifer o bethau i gynnig i'r ymwelwr ac i'r breswylydd, gobeithwn gallwch darganfod beth chi'n ceisio tu fewn i'r tudalennau hyn.

The Gem St Justinian's with Ramsey behind Tamar lifeboat Norah Wortley

Links to further information:

St Davids station

RNLI website

Key facts from the RNLI website:
" The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland from 236 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 180 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices."