Walmer RNLI crew member celebrates long service award
Walmer volunteer honoured following twenty years of service to the Institution saving lives at sea.
Speaking after receiving the award Andrew said “I would like to thank everybody here at Walmer. When I first walked into the station twenty years ago they immediately made me feel welcome and are like a family to me.’
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