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Young William Charms RNLI at Open Day

Lifeboats News Release

When Llandudno residents Frank and Christine Lawton brought their two and a half year old grandson to see Llandudno's lifeboat 'William F Yates', they let the RNLI volunteers on duty know that the little boy's name was also William F Yates.

William F Yates meets William F Yates, watched by crew member Mike Jones

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William F Yates meets William F Yates, watched by crew member Mike Jones

The delighted RNLI personnel quickly resolved to give him VIP treatment, and as a result the youngster was allowed to go on board 'his' lifeboat under the watchful eye of Llandudno RNLI crew member Mike Jones.

An RNLI spokesman said later "Our volunteers were thrilled to welcome young William to the lifeboat station. As well as clearly being impressed by all he saw on board, he certainly coped well with his new-found 'celebrity' status. We hope that he and his family will come to see us again at some time in the future"

Further information - RNLI Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 01492 543315

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