Quick question as I'm finding it difficult to Google up much on the RNLI during wartime. Was 'Lifeboatman' a reserved occupation? or were the crews made up from a more 'home guard' level of volunteers to replace the younger chaps sent off to war? I wasn't sure if a volunteer role could be reserved, but thinking about it Fisherman probably was (?) so maybe the RNLI didn't lose too many crewmen anyway. Anybody know? Cheers, Adam.