For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


The Mumbles Volunteer Lifeboat Service



Mumbles is a small collection of hamlets on the beautiful Gower Peninsular situated 5 miles from the then town but now city of Swansea . Through it's history, fishing had been the dominating industry but with the war and other factors, employment offers in Swansea had become more attractive. Despite these diversions, voluntary places on the Mumbles Lifeboat were usually eagerly sought. 



Lifeboat crew that rescued the men of HMCS Chebogue - Back row, L-R: William Eynon, Gilbert Davies (Mechanic), Charlie Davies, Tom Davies. Front row, L-R: William Michael, William Gammon (Coxswain), Tom Ace (2nd Coxswain), Alfred Michael