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30. Blazing a Trail: Di Bush

30. Blazing a Trail: Di Bush


As the charity’s first female coxswain, Di Bush made RNLI history. She’s also made a vow to encourage more women to follow in her footsteps

Having spent much of her time at sea, Di Bush knows that every day on the water is different. It’s an environment that changes all the time. But change isn’t something that fazes Di, having herself made an incredible change in the RNLI’s history by becoming our charity’s first full-time female coxswain.

As coxswain, Di leads her crew at Harwich Lifeboat Station through difficult rescues. Hear as she recalls a particularly memorable one of an oyster fisherman in desperate need of help on a windy winter’s day.

200 Voices is produced by Adventurous Audio for the RNLI 

Interview by the RNLI's Rory Stamp

Soundtrack composed and performed by Jon Nicholls 

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