Happisburgh volunteer represents RNLI at Cenotaph

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An RNLI volunteer from Happisburgh Lifeboat Station joined London’s Remembrance Sunday Cenotaph service.

Bob Mann second from Left with wraith

RNLI/Philip Smith

Bob Mann at the Cenotaph

A lifesaving volunteer from Happisburgh represented the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in the annual Remembrance Sunday Cenotaph service, marking one hundred years since the end of the First World War.

This is the second time that a volunteer from Happisburgh has been chosen since the charity has been officially represented in 2016.

Bob Mann the lifeboat station's Mechanic and Deputy Launching Authority, joined five other volunteers from around the UK and Ireland. Bob said 'how proud he was to take part on this memorable occasion.'

Back at the station volunteers joined the village at Happisburgh Church for their Remembrance Sunday Service.

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