Hartlepool RNLI volunteers attend Remembrance Day services.

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Hartlepool RNLI volunteers took part in both Remembrance Day events that were held at the Headland war memorial and Hartlepool Town Centre war memorial.

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Hartlepool RNLI volunteers pictured before taking part in the Remembrance Day events.

Hartlepool RNLI coxswain Robbie Maiden who has been a volunteer with the RNLI for 35 years and attended the Headland service said ‘We are all proud to gather and remember the untold bravery of the thousands of service men and women over the years that gave their lives so that we can live in peace and it’s also a timely reminder of our armed forces that are currently serving this country around the world’.

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Hartlepool RNLI volunteer Tommy Price pictured with a wreath he laid on behalf of the charity at the town centre event..

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Hartlepool Rnli chairman Malcolm Cook and volunteers at the town centre event.

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Hartlepool Rnli crewmember Steve Pounder playing for the Hartlepool(Youth and Community) Silver Band at Sunday's event.

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