Air Sea crews remembered at lighthouse

Norah Head Marine Rescue Unit Commander, Bill Hingnett, Federal Member for Dobell, Emma McBride and Member for Wyong, David Harris

Federal Member for Dobell Emma McBride presented the dedication at the Air Sea memorial service at Norah Head on December 5.

McBride said “this memorial is possibly the only one of its kind in Australia, and it recognises the hard work and sacrifices that our Air-Sea crews made to protect people off the Coast.

“They kept watch over our coastline and protected locals during the Second World War, and for many years after that.

“Now, Marine Rescue Norah Head continues their hard work by monitoring the radio wave from morning to night, keeping us all safe.

“I hope future generations of Coasties continue this tradition and honour our Air-Sea Rescue crews for many years to come,” McBride said.

Verified information source: Media release, Dec 7, 2021, Federal Member for Dobell, Emma McBride