Dover lifeboat crew in 1987
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Dover lifeboat crew recall Great Storm rescue

11 October 2012 Last updated at 18:41 BST

Twenty-five years ago the south east of England was struck by the worst storm to hit the region in more than a century.

As 100mph winds flattened trees, brought down power lines and damaged homes, the crew of a Dover lifeboat risked their lives to save people on a ship stranded in the English Channel.