Hunstanton RNLI crew member Charlie Parfitt has become the organisation’s first female Hovercraft commander.
Her appointment is another in a series of firsts for the station, which was the first to trial tractors for launching lifeboats in 1922, the first to trial the Hovercraft and the first to pass a female pilot.
Geoff Needham, of Hunstanton RNLI, said: “Charlie joined Hunstanton RNLI four years ago, after moving to Hunstanton. With a keen interest in the sea, she works the safety boat for Brancaster Sailing Club.
“Since joining the RNLI, Charlie has played very much a hands-on role in all activities involved with the station.
“We can now send our hovercraft on service with an all girl crew, another first for RNLI crew.”