Remembrance service at Scarborough RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Hundreds of people attended a Remembrance Sunday service at Scarborough lifeboathouse.

Rev Graham Morgan and standard bearers

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Rev Graham Morgan and standard bearers

They stood on the beach, on the West Pier, in the boathouse and on the launch slipway.

RNLI crew and other personnel lined one side of the slipway, facing veterans, standard bearers, wreath-carriers, coastguards and army, air and sea cadets.

Six standard bearers took part including Kev Roberts, carrying the Scarborough RNLI standard.

The service was jointly conducted by Rev Graham Morgan and Rev Pam Jennings. Colin Woodhead, who chairs Scarborough RNLI, made a reading. Music was played by organist Francis Appleby.

The wreaths were laid out at the lifeboathouse and taken up to the Oliver’s Mount war memorial afterwards. They used to be laid on the sea from a small Sub-Aqua Club vessel, the Richard S. Biodegradable poppies are now laid on the sea, near the harbour entrance, instead.

The service was organised by Tom Fox.

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For details, ring Scarborough RNLI press officer Dave Barry on 07890 322992.

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Crew lined the launch slipway

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Veterans, standard bearers, wreath-carriers, coastguards and army, air and sea cadets

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The view from the boathouse

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The standards are lowered for the two-minute silence

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Scarborough RNLI personnel after the ceremony

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