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"Life Jacket: Safeguarding Adventures, Saving Lives" White water rafting enthusiasts conquer the rapids with confidence, thanks to their trusty life jackets

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: White water rafting

White water rafting, Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand, Pacific

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: 539 Assault Squadron performing a beach assault

539 Assault Squadron performing a beach assault
Pictured are Royal Marines and Royal Navy Personnel from 539 Assault Squadron performing a beach assault from an Offshore Raiding Craft (ORC) in Harstad, Norway

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Lifeboat Heroes ( Left to right ) Coxswain Richard Payne ( Newhaven ), Coxswain Andrew Tose

Lifeboat Heroes ( Left to right ) Coxswain Richard Payne ( Newhaven ), Coxswain Andrew Tose ( Runswick) 2nd Coxswain Thos Patten ( Runswick ) 20th March 1925

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Lifeboat Heroes Decorated in London Two of the women who dragged the Boulmer lifeboat

Lifeboat Heroes Decorated in London Two of the women who dragged the Boulmer lifeboat ( Northumberland ) Lifeboat for 1 1/4 miles in a blizzard Miss N Stephenson ( Left ) Mrs B Stanton 14 April 1926

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Lifeboat Heroes Coxswain Robert Cross ( Humber Lifeboat ), Miss N Stephenson

Lifeboat Heroes Coxswain Robert Cross ( Humber Lifeboat ), Miss N Stephenson ( Boulmer ) Mrs B Stanton ( Boulmer ) and Coxswain W G Fleming ( Corleston ) 14 April 1926

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Lusitania Inquiry Mr Boddy and his life saving apparatus 15 June 1915

Lusitania Inquiry Mr Boddy and his life saving apparatus 15 June 1915

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Cork swimming suit patent, 1882 C024 / 3602

Cork swimming suit patent, 1882 C024 / 3602
Cork swimming suit patent, 1882. Artwork of a device designed by Paschal Plant. This clothing item consisted of mesh or netted fabric with cork applied to the surface

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Advertisement for Lifebuoy soap with the message that the soap fights dirt and disease

Advertisement for Lifebuoy soap with the message that the soap fights dirt and disease (colour litho)
6030590 Advertisement for Lifebuoy soap with the message that the soap fights dirt and disease (colour litho) by English School

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Whale and porpoise watching, San Miguel, Azores, Portugal, Atlantic, Europe

Whale and porpoise watching, San Miguel, Azores, Portugal, Atlantic, Europe

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Louis Sammis; Sand Burr, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Louis Sammis; Sand Burr, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Louis Sammis; Sand Burr, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: humanity - denialism

humanity - denialism
Michael Allmaier

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: A sailor wearing a cork lifebelt, 1850

A sailor wearing a cork lifebelt, 1850
3330895 A sailor wearing a cork lifebelt, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration depicting a sailor wearing a cork lifebelt. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: An inflatable lifebelt, 1850

An inflatable lifebelt, 1850
3330868 An inflatable lifebelt, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration depicting an inflatable lifebelt built in three compartments. This particular lifebelt was used by Mr Lloyd to cross the Solent)

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: A sailor wearing a cork lifebelt and a cross section, 1850

A sailor wearing a cork lifebelt and a cross section, 1850
3330870 A sailor wearing a cork lifebelt and a cross section, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration depicting a sailor wearing a cork lifebelt. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Attendant des secoure ou la mort; Cote babord: a droite, des passagers prennent place dans un

Attendant des secoure ou la mort; Cote babord: a droite, des passagers prennent place dans un canot Creator: Unknown
Attendant des secoure ou la mort; Cote babord: a droite, des passagers prennent place dans un canot, 1916. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume 1" [L'Illustration, Paris

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Blessing the Life-boat, 1886. Creator: Unknown

Blessing the Life-boat, 1886. Creator: Unknown
Blessing the Life-boat, 1886. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper Volume 33. January to June, 1886"

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: T. Aud in Life Saving Suit, 1916. Creator: Harris & Ewing. T. Aud in Life Saving Suit, 1916

T. Aud in Life Saving Suit, 1916. Creator: Harris & Ewing. T. Aud in Life Saving Suit, 1916. Creator: Harris & Ewing
T. Aud in Life Saving Suit, 1916. First World War

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Pictures of the Year - IX. 'Go, and God's Will Be Done', after Ralph Hedley, 1891. Creator: Unknown

Pictures of the Year - IX. "Go, and God's Will Be Done", after Ralph Hedley, 1891. Creator: Unknown
Pictures of the Year - IX. "Go, and God's Will Be Done", after Ralph Hedley, 1891. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 44. July to December, 1891

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: 1984 Canadian GP

1984 Canadian GP
CIRCUIT GILLES-VILLENEUVE, CANADA - JUNE 17: Drivers taking part in an aquatic event pose with oars. L-R: Philippe Alliot, Marc Surer, Riccardo Patrese, Thierry Boutsen

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Intimate shark encounter

Intimate shark encounter
Ido Meirovich

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: RAF flying suit, 1940s. Creator: Unknown

RAF flying suit, 1940s. Creator: Unknown
RAF flying suit, 1940s. One-piece " Sidcot" flying suit 1940 Pattern, worn by pilots in Britains Royal Air Force during World War II

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Rafting through white water rapids on the Karnali River in west Nepal, Asia

Rafting through white water rapids on the Karnali River in west Nepal, Asia

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Fleet Air Arm pilots, 1943. Creator: Unknown

Fleet Air Arm pilots, 1943. Creator: Unknown
Fleet Air Arm pilots, 1943. British pilots on board an aircraft carrier during the Second World War. The Fa is the section of the Royal Navy responsible for the operation of naval aircraft

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Battle in rapids

Battle in rapids
Milan Malovrh

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Raymond Baxter in life-jacket and base-ball cap

Raymond Baxter in life-jacket and base-ball cap, during filming on location aboard a boat. Date: circa 1968

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Survivors

Survivors
Gianluca Li Causi

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towplane... Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. 1942

Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towplane... Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towplane for the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towing plane at page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942

Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towing plane at page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towing plane at page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Marine lieutenant by the power plane which tows... at Page Field, Parris, Island, S.C. 1942

Marine lieutenant by the power plane which tows... at Page Field, Parris, Island, S.C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine lieutenant by the power plane which tows the training gliders at Page Field, Parris, Island, S.C

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towing plane for the... page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towing plane for the... page Field, Parris Island, S.C
Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towing plane for the training gliders at page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Marine glider pilot at Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer

Marine glider pilot at Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine glider pilot at Parris Island, S.C

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Parris Island, S. C. 1942

Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Parris Island, S.C

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C

Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C
Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Marine lieutenants, pilots, by the power tow-plane for the... Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. 1942

Marine lieutenants, pilots, by the power tow-plane for the... Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. 1942
Marine lieutenants, pilots, by the power tow-plane for the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Marine Corps lieutenant studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942

Marine Corps lieutenant studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine Corps lieutenant studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: At the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1942. Creator: Howard Hollem

At the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1942. Creator: Howard Hollem
At the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Marine Set, 1936 (tempera on panel)

Marine Set, 1936 (tempera on panel)
TW426973 Marine Set, 1936 (tempera on panel) by Wadsworth, Edward Alexander (1889-1949); 76.1x63.7 cm; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Apollo 8 Recovery, 1968. Creator: NASA

Apollo 8 Recovery, 1968. Creator: NASA
Apollo 8 Recovery, 1968. A team of U.S. Navy underwater demolition swimmers prepares the Apollo 8 command module for being hoisted aboard the carrier U.S.S

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: A dramatic rescue on the Norwegian Bear Island (colour litho)

A dramatic rescue on the Norwegian Bear Island (colour litho)
2778108 A dramatic rescue on the Norwegian Bear Island (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: A dramatic rescue on the Norwegian Bear Island)

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: A burning ship spotted off the coast of Nice, the Livorno steamer bound for Genoa flocked

A burning ship spotted off the coast of Nice, the Livorno steamer bound for Genoa flocked... (colour litho)
2778215 A burning ship spotted off the coast of Nice, the Livorno steamer bound for Genoa flocked... (colour litho) by Beltrame

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Advertisement for Lifebuoy soap showing a lifeboatman bathing a child (chromolitho)

Advertisement for Lifebuoy soap showing a lifeboatman bathing a child (chromolitho)
6030588 Advertisement for Lifebuoy soap showing a lifeboatman bathing a child (chromolitho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: in his element

in his element
Petra Dvorak

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Father Christmas arrives at Lewiss store in Liverpool

Father Christmas arrives at Lewiss store in Liverpool, to the cheers of a large number of youngsters of all ages who had waited for up to an hour on both sides of Ranelagh Street for his arrival

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: World war II Women: Meet W. A. A. F. Dixie Ford and the R. A. F. mascot 'Kupee

World war II Women: Meet W. A. A. F. Dixie Ford and the R. A. F. mascot "Kupee
World war II Women: Meet W.A.A.F. Dixie Ford and the R.A.F. mascot " Kupee." His boss was killed in action, so now he is kept at the aerodrome as their mascot. March 1944 P010199

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Nothing to wasted at sea. Seaman placing waste in salvage tins so familiar to

Nothing to wasted at sea. Seaman placing waste in salvage tins so familiar to land-lubbers. Scene taken on H.M.S. Destroyer whilst on escort duty of convoy off East Coast of England

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Humane Societys iceman, 1844. Creator: Unknown

Humane Societys iceman, 1844. Creator: Unknown
Humane Societys iceman, 1844. Man employed to rescue people who fell through broken ice while skating in the winter. The Serpentine River, in Hyde Park [in London]

Background imageLife Jacket Collection: Captain of the Tenby Lifeboat, 1853-56. Creator: Mr. Gonne

Captain of the Tenby Lifeboat, 1853-56. Creator: Mr. Gonne
Captain of the Tenby Lifeboat, 1853-56



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"Life Jacket: Safeguarding Adventures, Saving Lives" White water rafting enthusiasts conquer the rapids with confidence, thanks to their trusty life jackets. An advertisement for Lifebuoy soap reminds us that just like a life jacket fights against dirt and disease, this soap battles germs and keeps us healthy. Coxswains Richard Payne and Andrew Tose emerge as true heroes in lifeboat rescues, ensuring safety even in treacherous waters. London honors the bravery of two women who played an instrumental role in dragging the Boulmer lifeboat during a daring rescue operation. Coxswain Robert Cross and Miss N Stephenson shine as remarkable individuals among the esteemed ranks of lifeboat heroes. In 1882, a patent for a cork swimming suit revolutionized water safety by providing buoyancy to swimmers when needed most. Mr Boddy's innovative life-saving apparatus showcased during the Lusitania Inquiry highlights humanity's constant pursuit of enhancing survival techniques at sea. Whale and porpoise watching off San Miguel Island in Portugal offers breathtaking encounters while reminding us to prioritize our own safety with proper gear like life jackets. Raymond Baxter sets an example by donning a reliable life jacket along with his baseball cap – demonstrating that style can coexist with practicality when it comes to personal safety on water adventures. Battling fierce rapids requires not only skill but also essential protective equipment such as sturdy helmets and dependable life jackets for all participants involved. RAF flying suits from the 1940s stand as testament to how aviation pioneers understood the importance of incorporating lifesaving features into their attire during wartime missions. Fleet Air Arm pilots exemplify courage both in aerial combat and emergency landings at sea, relying on their trusted flight suits equipped with built-in flotation devices. In every adventure or challenging situation we encounter.