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The Dope on the Rope

The Dope on the Rope

Rescue 122 from RAF Valley doing a winching exercise with Morecambe's Hovercraft

pick taken 20\09\08

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The 'Dope' is usually the one being rescued.
(Jester)
His 'oppo' working the winch, giving the running commentary for the pilots (who are flying on instruments and cannot see the winchman) watching the 'casualty', watching the guy on the bottom of the winch is usually working harder than the pilots. Add wind, turbulence, spray, a moving boat, especially a trawler rolling and bobbing with long aerials that can snag the cable, then when its dark.......
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Nice picture of them and the other hard workers! (RNLI !)
 

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