Three lifeboats on show at Alderny's lifeboat open day

Lifeboats News Release

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.

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