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