Three lifeboats on show at Alderny's lifeboat open day
Braye Harbour was the place to be in Alderney yesterday, Sunday 7 August, for the RNLI Open Day.
There umpteen refreshment and bric-a-brac stalls plus the opportunity to take a tour of the island's Trent class lifeboat "Roy Barker I".
Also on show were the reserve all-weather lifeboat "Corinne Whiteley" (in the background) and the French lifeboat "Mona Rigolet" from nearby Goury.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.