Scarborough RNLI take part in Armed Forces Day

Lifeboats News Release

Scarborough RNLI’s lifeboats gave an exhilarating display of their power and manoeuvrability during Armed Forces Day.

Scarborough RNLI’s Shannon lifeboat

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Scarborough RNLI’s Shannon lifeboat

They were watched by as many as 10,000 people, who descended on the seafront today for the occasion – and to enjoy the seaside on a blisteringly hot day.

As the temperature rose into the 20s, crew member Simon Loveland would have been forgiven for regretting his decision to don the suit of RNLI mascot Stormy Stan.

On the plus side, Simon probably shed a few pounds. Simon/Stan is pictured with crew members Tabz Nixon and Phil Chittenden.

Earlier in the day, the lifeboats officiated at the start of the annual North Sea yacht race.

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Scarborough RNLI’s Shannon lifeboat

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Scarborough RNLI’s Shannon lifeboat
Scarborough RNLI’s lifeboats

RNLI/Dave Barry

Scarborough RNLI’s lifeboats
Stormy Stan, aka Simon Loveland, with crew members Tabz Nixon and Phil Chittenden

RNLI/Dave Barry

Stormy Stan, aka Simon Loveland, with crew members Tabz Nixon and Phil Chittenden
At least 10,000 people are thought to have taken part

RNLI/Dave Barry

At least 10,000 people are thought to have taken part
The lifeboats officiate at the start of the annual North Sea yacht race

RNLI/Dave Barry

The lifeboats officiate at the start of the annual North Sea yacht race

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