Dave belongs to: Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade
Dave works for a marine engineering company. Before this he worked in the merchant navy as an engineer. He joined the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade in 1991.
Dave was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 15 December 2005. The interview took place at the Interviewee's kitchen and lasted 37 minutes and 44 seconds.
Volunteering with the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade
"Like all volunteer organisations, you will have a hard core who will turn up, you know, regularly"
Like all volunteer organisations, you will have a hard core who will turn up, you know, regularly. People who come to the brigade to see us, will see the same faces over and over again. When there are drill nights you will see more faces there, because people obviously turn up for the drills. When you, when we have a shout or a call out, youíll see a lot more people there. People have different commitments to the brigade- the very young ones can get out at weekends. The old, people like me who have families and things to do at the weekend canít always get away. But now the brigade is a mix of oldies, middlies and youngies. I class myself as a middley- not too old that I canít do everything but old enough to step back and let the young ones do it if they really want to.
Dave has 11 memories in the memorynet:
- Training with the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade
- Volunteering with the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade
- Call out routine and training
- Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade issue clothing
- Other personal equipment
- The gansey
- The Acme Thunderer
- What does the sea mean to you?
- Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade uniform
- The utility belt
- Acme Thunderer