We will remember them Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

There was a big turn out of crew for Remembrance Sunday and Circle of Peace Service.

Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI crew on parade at Spittal War Memorial

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Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI Remembrance Sunday Spittal

On Remembrance Sunday Berwick-upon-Tweed lifeboat crew and Management Committee took part in a church service at the Parish Church. After the service they then formed up to take part in Berwick's Remembrance Day Parade up to the Castle Gate War Memorial.

A wreath was laid by Coxswain Robert Frost on behalf of the RNLI. After the service the parade continued through the town, where the Town Mayor took the salute on the Town Hall steps.

Afterwards the crew reassembled at Spittal War Memorial, where the lifeboat Chaplin Diana McNaughton held a short service of Remembrance. A wreath was laid by Coxswain Kevin Knox on behalf of the RNLI.

Watching on was Ted Lough who was on Berwick's lifeboat crew many years ago. He said, 'Mind it's grand seeing as many crew turn up for today, I'm proud of them.'

On Monday 11 November 2019 at 11am, at Holy Trinity First school, crew took part in the annual Circle of Peace and Remembrance Service.

The children along with other Emergency Services and other members of the public, formed a circle and held hands to hold a two minutes silence and prayers for peace in the world and remembrance of the fallen.

Coxswain Robert Frost said: 'It has been a busy two days of Remembrance for those who laid their lives down for us. Today in the school yard with all the children, it was great seeing how a new generation is learning the importance of peace but also the meaning of 'Lest We Forget'.

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Old past Crew memeber Ted Lough pays his respects on Remembrance Sunday along with current Crew.

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Ted pays respect along with Berwick-upon-Tweed lifeboat crew.

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