The first day of the new year and we were thrilled to meet Brian Packham, a former crew member of LV21 in the 1980’s when she was in service on the Varne station off the Kent coast nr Folkestone. Brian has some great archive images that we will upload soon. He also has some great stories to tell including when LV21 was struck by the vessel Ore Meteor in 1981. The accident has been described as the worst light vessel collision where the light vessel had survived. You can read Brian’s full account here. Brian has kindly offered to help us in the renovation of LV21 and we will be filming his accounts of life on board the ship soon into the new year.
Former crew get onboard