Friday, 10 July 2009


Anthony Robert Marshall was the name of the Rhyl lifeboat that served from 1949 to 1968. This was the lifeboat that in 1962 rescued the Vickers Armstrong VA-3-001 hovercoach or hovercraft (VA-3 for short) which blew off its moorings in a gale.

People on shore helped to secure the VA-3 to the promenade railings. Everyone concerned received official thanks for the operation, especially the coxswain Harold Campini who received Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s medal for gallantry.