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