Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI takes part in D-Day Commemoration Service

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Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI takes part in D-Day Commemoration Service at Spittal beach.

Crew Assembled on Spittal beach for D-Day Commemoration Service

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RNLI D-Day Commemoration Service

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.

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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.

Lifeboat stands off-shore for D-Day Commemoration Service

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All-Weather lifeboat and Crew
Standing together, 'We will remembr them'.'

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RNLI Crew and 1 Platoon Berwick Detachment Army Cadets
Flag Bearers for D-Day Commemorativ Servicee

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Flag Bearers
Pipe Band play to Commemorate D-Day Landings

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Berwick Royal British Legion Pipe Band

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'We Will Remember Them'

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