Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI takes part in D-Day Commemoration Service
Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI takes part in D-Day Commemoration Service at Spittal beach.
Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI launched the all-weather lifeboat to stand off Spittal beach, whilst other RNLI crew assembled on the beach, to take part in the 75th Anniversary D-Day Landings and Battle of Normandy Commemoration Service.
The North Northumberland Royal British Legion along with the Rev. Diana Mac Naughton of ST John's led the service. On parade on the beach along with the RNLI were 1 Platoon Berwick Detachment Army Cadets and the Royal British Legion Pipe Band.
It was a moving service with young and old standing side by side to pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives for our tomorrows. We will remember them.
RNLI Media contacts
For more information please telephone Hazel Bettison, Berwick RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07944757578 or Brian Cowan, Berwick RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, on 07962003238.
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.