Hartlepool RNLI volunteers attend Remembrance Day parades.
Hartlepool RNLI volunteers joined both the Hartlepool and Headland Remembrance Day parades on Sunday.
Tommy Price of the Hartlepool RNLI said ‘it’s important to remember those who fought for our freedom and country’.
‘Various crewmembers had or currently have family members who have served in conflicts throughout the world over the years.”
‘We are all very proud to be taking part in the event as a mark of respect to these people.’
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.